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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…)

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08/31/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Rubber ducks taking a well-deserved rest after racing on Sunday.

COURTESY PHOTO Rubber ducks taking a well-deserved rest after racing on Sunday.

Heather Reylek had this to say about the  fourth annual Shelter Island Duck Race Sunday, which raised more than $4,500 for the Chamber of Commerce: “These poor little ducks got quite a workout. It was a picture perfect day. Despite their efforts to escape to open waters, the Duck Wranglers captured them and brought them home.”

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08/31/15 11:13am
COURTESY PHOTO The 1929 Brewster Fleet2 single engine bi-plane after it crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip Sunday afternoon.

COURTESY PHOTOs The 1929 Brewster Fleet2 single engine bi-plane after it crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip Sunday afternoon.

George DeMar,83, of Westhampton Beach, the pilot of the bi-plane that crashed early Sunday afternoon at Klenawicus Airstrip, and his passenger, Susan Klenawicus, 52, of Shelter Island were both treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport and released yesterday, according to hospital spokesperson Eileen Solomon.

Jim Pugh, head of the Shelter Island Pilot’s Association, said weather conditions, plus an overloaded plane, caused the crash. (more…)

08/31/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO County money is coming to the Island to help pay for a state-of-the-art septic system at the American Legion Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO County money is coming to the Island to help pay for a state-of-the-art septic system at the American Legion Hall.

Patience is always tested when it comes to government action on infrastructure initiatives. From first voicing the idea, to hashing it out among elected officials, to finding the money, to putting on the hard hats and cranking up the backhoe can seem like a siege against an implacable enemy.

Part of billionaire bully Donald Trump’s appeal (especially to those with short attention spans) is that he pounds his chest and says he’ll get things done, just get out of his way. Last week in Alabama he was yelling in a football stadium about how voting might be too slow a process. With his poll numbers, Mr. Trump said, he was clearly the superior candidate and “we don’t need an election.” (more…)