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06/20/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

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The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

The proposal by the Board of Fire Commissioners to construct a 120-foot cell phone and emergency services communications tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane had a public hearing before the Town Board on June 15. (more…)

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06/18/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Linus Kiplagat far ahead of the field in Dering Harbor on his way to victory in Saturday’s running of the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Linus Kiplagat far ahead of the field in Dering Harbor on his way to victory in Saturday’s running of the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K

Kenya-born Linus Kiplagat literally ran away with the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K race, finishing ahead of his countryman Isaac Mukundi by more than a minute and a half.

The 23-year-old Lansing, Michigan resident puled away from Mr. Mukundi, 30, at the two-mile mark and was never challenged, breaking the tape at 29:45.03.

Ethiopia-born Birtukan Fente Alemu, also a Lansing resident, was the first woman to finish, running the Island’s 10K in 33:40.36. (more…)

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06/15/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Eleanor Oakley and 10K athletes on North Ferry, June 2000, with Joseph Kibor at rea

COURTESY PHOTO Eleanor Oakley and 10K athletes on North Ferry, June 2000, with Joseph Kibor at rear.

Having never met, neither one knew what to expect, one arriving in Greenport by train, the other waiting at the station that June morning 18 years ago. But within minutes of meeting, they had become fast friends.

Now, although worlds apart, they have remained close for almost two decades. (more…)

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06/15/18 12:00pm
MARY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner Thursday event held at The Pridwin.

MARY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner June 7 held at The Pridwin.

“I had no idea,” said Cathy Rasmussen, co-lieutenant of the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services (EMS), on being awarded EMT of the Year for 2017 by her fellow volunteers. (more…)