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01/11/17 4:30pm
Courtesy Photo Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

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Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

The Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services team takes pride in quickly responding to medical emergencies and rapidly getting patients to the area hospital that best suits their needs — despite being surrounded on all sides by water. (more…)

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12/21/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

In response to complaints from residents about an apparent increase in deer and related damage and disease, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor is weighing options for reducing the local deer herd, including regulated shotgun hunting. (more…)

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11/28/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

A second law firm, this one specializing in litigation, has been hired by the Village of Dering Harbor in a lawsuit brought against the village by three residents over ownership of strips of land between their properties and village roads. (more…)

11/22/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Formal high school yearbooks, popular since the 1840s, represent students’ views of their schools and communities, and serve as cherished time capsules. The Shelter Island School’s current student yearbook club is seeking advertisers to help them fund the 78th edition of ‘Pogatticut.’

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Formal high school yearbooks, popular since the 1840s, represent students’ views of their schools and communities, and serve as cherished time capsules. The Shelter Island School’s current student yearbook club is seeking advertisers to help them fund the 78th edition of ‘Pogatticut.’

“Pogatticut,” the Shelter Island School yearbook, has been published without fail since 1940 and with Thanksgiving upon us and folks returning home from distant places, what better time to flip through its pages with family and friends?

“We know in future years, when we review these pages, we will once again relive all joyous times and cherished experiences that were part of our school days,” states the forward of the 1949 edition. (more…)

11/16/16 4:30pm
COURTESY ART COURTESY IMAGES Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

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Drivers Ed instructor Ian Karnarvogel on Monday night showed the School Board the State Farm Driver Feedback app he uses to provide students with objective data after practice sessions about their acceleration, braking and cornering; it also maps each driver’s session indicating where on the route problems occurred.

From the importance of respectful debate to preventing summer academic slippage to an app that rates student driving, the Shelter Island Board of Education heard wide-ranging reports at its meeting Monday. It also bailed out the yearbook, which has come up about $5,000 short of funds for recent issues. (more…)