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07/31/15 4:20pm
COURTESY PHOTO In Norway, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik took this photo of the midnight sun setting.

COURTESY PHOTO
In Norway, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik took this photo of the midnight sun setting.

If your name is Skuggevik,  you’ve spent most of your life teaching others how to pronounce and spell it.

But in one small place in a Scandinavian country you have no problems. The baffling handle for most Americans is like the theme song for “Cheers” — everyone knows your name in Skuggevik, Norway. (more…)

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07/27/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

Shelter Island officials aren’t taking too seriously a statement on the tax cap issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Mr. DiNapoli said last week that the original 2 percent cap on annual tax raises by municipal and school districts will be set at 0.73 percent for those municipalities operating on the calendar year for 2016. (more…)

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07/27/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island’s two young paramedics are prepared to help you should you need medical assistance. But their main message is they need you to join the ambulance crew here, whether it’s as a paramedic, EMT, driver or helper.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island’s two young paramedics, Sean Brewer and Jessica Killoran Carr, are prepared to help you should you need medical assistance. But their main message is they need you to join the ambulance crew here, whether it’s as a paramedic, EMT, driver or helper.

The first thing Jessica Killoran Carr and Sean Brewer want you to know is that this story isn’t about them.
It’s about, they said, the community they serve as paramedics and the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation that supported their training.

Ms. Killoran Carr and Mr. Brewer spoke about their love for the work they do and hope they can encourage others to get involved with the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services — if not as trained paramedics or emergency medical technicians, then as ambulance drivers or helpers. (more…)