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09/01/15 4:30pm
MATT LANDRY PHOTO Tery Glackin, the captain of aboard Prospector, helped lead a 15-person crew across the Atlantic last month in the Transatlantic race.

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Tery Glackin, the captain of aboard Prospector, helped lead a 15-person crew across the Atlantic last month in the Transatlantic race.

In the vast openness of the North Atlantic Ocean, a wilderness mostly untouched by humans, the 60-foot yacht Prospector sailed into darkness. Navigating the boat through waves reaching heights of 40 to 60 feet, a task already daunting in daylight, became even more perilous.

“You couldn’t see the waves,” said Paul McDowell, a watch captain aboard Prospector. “It was just like driving a car down a mine shaft. The boat would pick up and surf down these waves at super high speed.” (more…)

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09/01/15 2:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

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William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

Gears are in motion, turning slowly, but turning.

That’s the word on cutting back vegetation from town-owned land that has been bothering William Dickerson for years.

Two members of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board are engaged in assessing the full scope of work that needs to be done to free Mr. Dickerson’s Tarkettle Road property from encroaching, overgrown and unwanted tree limbs and leaves. (more…)

09/01/15 10:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

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Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik, is preparing his faculty and staff for the academic year 2015-16.

Didn’t the class of 2015 just graduate a couple of weeks ago?

It certainly seems that way. But even with a late start this month since Labor Day comes in the second week of September, students, school staff and parents no doubt feel like another summer has flown. (more…)

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08/31/15 4:30pm
SUZANNE BROCK

SUZANNE BROCK

Suzanne Brock
Suzanne Brock, 87, a longtime resident of Shelter Island Heights. died August 5, 2015 in Eastern Long Island Hospital, after a fall in her home.

Sue was born on June 17, 1928 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her parents moved to West Hollywood, California when she was two years old. She attended Hollywood High School and was a graduate of UCLA. (more…)