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05/28/15 4:30pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO This 7-year-old diamondback terrapin turtle, held by Karen Testa of Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, has been in captivity since it was a hatchling. Turtles of this species have been found dead in nearby creeks feeding the Peconic Bay.

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This 7-year-old diamondback terrapin turtle, held by Karen Testa of Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, has been in captivity since it was a hatchling. Turtles of this species have been found dead in nearby creeks feeding the Peconic Bay.

Turtles have been dying in significant numbers near some of the creeks leading into Peconic Bay, amounting to an “unprecedented” die-off, according to environmental advocates and state conservation authorities. (more…)

05/28/15 2:00pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Katya Wolosoff playing cello at the Senior Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Katya Wolosoff playing cello at the Senior Center.

A hush fell over the room as a young cellist mesmerized the members of the audience. Islander Katya Wolosoff, a junior at the Ross School and recently elected student body president, played a program of classical music — all Bach — entertaining the members of the Silver Circle Social Club at the Senior Activity Center on April 29. (more…)

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05/28/15 8:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ethiopian Atalalech Katema won the Shelter Island 10k for the third successive time in 2005.

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Ethiopian Atalalech Katema won the Shelter Island 10k women’s division for the third successive time in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A methane gas explosion occurred in a mine near Dhaibad, India, killing 375 people and injuring hundreds more. (more…)