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05/27/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The mysterious object that fell from the sky on a backyard in Ram Island last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO | The mysterious object that fell from the sky on a backyard in Ram Island last weekend.

As Dr. Peter Halper was preparing to enjoy a Memorial Day weekend barbecue with his in-laws on Ram Island Saturday, there was suddenly a loud noise of something substantial — and scary — falling through the trees and landing on the lawn 20 feet from where the party had gathered for lunch. (more…)

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05/27/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

Water level readings for the month of May trended down for 10 of the town’s 13 test wells, according to Ken Pysher, who interprets the numbers provided by the United States Geological Survey. (more…)

05/27/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | at home again with Kelly Dunn.

COURTESY PHOTO | At home again with Kelly Dunn.

 

Pepper the cockatiel was an orphan. Until Kelly Dunn met him. He was left at the North Fork Animal Hospital a couple of years ago. She is a licensed veterinary technician there and she waited for someone to claim him. When no one did, Kelly and her parents decided to adopt him. She said, “I have loved him since I got him. He spends most of his time hanging out on my shoulder, sharing my lunch or singing his favorite tunes.”

Until the day Pepper decided to take a road trip. (more…)

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05/27/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

PSEG was selling. But Shelter Island wasn’t buying.

Several power company officials were back on the Island at Tuesday’s Town Board work session renewing, for the third time, a pitch to build an electrical substation off South Ferry Road on the site of the old highway department barn. The property is town-owned and the board would have to vote to sell or lease it to the power company for the project to proceed. (more…)

05/26/15 4:58pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO |  'Say Something,' a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

COURTESY PHOTO |
‘Say Something,’ a film about substance abuse will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 28.

 

Times have certainly changed. One thing that has remained constant over the past several decades is our struggle with drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

The motivation behind the documentary, “Say Something,” is to promote an honest dialogue about this issue. It asks questions without pretending to have all the answers. Through interviews with students, parents, professionals and recovering addicts, it addresses these questions with a matter-of-fact approach. Hopefully it will spark that conversation and just maybe impact kids enough to make positive choices and avoid the very real consequences of substance abuse. (more…)