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08/03/15 4:30pm
HALSEY QUINN PHOTO Solar panels on the Reich residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

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Solar panels on the Reich residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.

August means many things, including air conditioning units cranking, guzzling electricity and dollars. It’s a trade most are willing to make to stay cool.

But there’s at least one homeowner on Shelter Island who has saved both power and pennies — that mount up fast — this summer without sacrificing the comfort of a well air-conditioned home. (more…)

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08/03/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jesse Pallas with last year’s host family, Jeanne and Ken Woods, will return to Camp Adventure for children with cancer and their siblings thanks to hosts Linda and James Eklund.

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Jesse Pallas with last year’s host family, Jeanne and Ken Woods, will return to Camp Adventure for children with cancer and their siblings thanks to hosts Linda and James Eklund.

Thanks to the power of Facebook and a generous Shelter Island family, an eight-year-old suffering from cancer will get a chance to participate in a special camp on the Island. (more…)

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08/03/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Police had a license and registration check on Grand Avenue Monday morning, pulling over several drivers who would be cited for driving without a license.

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Shelter Island Police had a license and registration check on Grand Avenue Monday morning, pulling over several drivers who would be cited for driving without a license.

Shelter Island Police were out in force Monday morning checking drivers’ licenses of motorists on Grand Avenue, many who had just disembarked from North Ferry. (more…)

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08/03/15 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Sidney “the Ironman” Beckwith was honored at Town Hall Friday with a proclamation, presented to him by Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Sidney “the Ironman” Beckwith was honored at Town Hall Friday with a proclamation, presented to him by Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

The Town Board honored Sidney Beckwith, one of Shelter Island’s most revered citizens, with a proclamation presented to him at the board’s Friday meeting. (more…)