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07/28/16 11:49am

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Approximately 1,000 Shelter Islanders found themselves without electrical power overnight after a vehicle struck an electrical pole earlier in the evening at West Neck Road where it turns south toward Silver Beach.

While the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m., it didn’t immediately knock out power. A crew from PSEG showed up on the Island overnight to assess the damage and had to shut power down for about an hour and a half shortly after 2 a.m.

While it was restored after the assessment, a PSEG crew has returned to the Island this morning to replace thecamaged pole.

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07/27/16 4:30pm
Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha's Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES PHOTO Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.

A place not unlike this Island is engaged in a debate similar to one here about how to best treat Lyme disease and to eradicate tick-borne diseases.

The back-and-forth on the issue on Martha’s Vineyard has made for lively discussions for years, with a new method of treatment making news and triggering negative reactions to the proposal. (more…)

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07/26/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski agreed with his colleagues Monday night to hold off efforts to incorporate the Shelter Island Fire Department in order to further discuss the pros and cons. Shown with his back to the camera is fellow Commissioner Richard Surozenski.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski agreed with his colleagues Monday night to hold off efforts to incorporate the Shelter Island Fire Department in order to further discuss the pros and cons. Shown with his back to the camera is fellow Commissioner Richard Surozenski.

On the advice of its attorney, Helen Rosenblum, Shelter Island Fire Commissioners Monday night agreed to to proceed to incorporate the Fire Department. (more…)

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07/26/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

They were eight strong earlier this month setting out on the process of linking Island trails.

Armed with hedge clippers, saws, rakes, gloves, goggles and tick spray, the crew set about to begin opening a pathway that will initially wind from Sachem’s Woods to the entrance to the Quaker Cemetery off Route 114. Volunteers will be progressing over the approximately one-mile trail during the next few months to remove debris and establish blaze markers for future hikers to follow. (more…)

07/25/16 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Casey Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan was injured when he crashed his 1964 Triumph T100 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, New York, and the accident would keep him out of the limelight for a full year.

Country singer Martina McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas.

The Beatles “Yesterday & Today” album moved to number one on the music charts in the United States and stayed there for five consecutive weeks.

Another British import, The Troggs, were attracting attention among U.S. music lovers with their release of “Wild Thing.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)