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07/29/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO High band radio communications won’t be forced on Shelter Island for an anticipated six years, according to Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski. But he said that doesn’t preclude the need for second cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse.

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High band radio communications won’t be forced on Shelter Island for an anticipated six years, according to Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski. But he said that doesn’t preclude the need for second cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse.

Shelter Island Fire Commissioners delayed signing a letter of intent with Elite Towers Monday night to push forward with consideration of a new cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

Although the project must gain approval from the Town Board before work could begin, the commissioners balked at a  non-disclosure clause contained in the agreement. (more…)

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07/28/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Deputy Commissioner John Miller of the New York Police Department got a first-class ride back to New York City Monday afternoon.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Deputy Commissioner John Miller of the New York Police Department got a first-class ride back to New York City Monday afternoon.

It’s good to be the boss.

Deputy Commissioner John Miller of the New York Police Department got a first-class ride back to New York City Monday afternoon in an NYPD helicopter that picked him up from Klenawicus Airport on the Island , where he has a vacation home. (more…)

07/28/14 2:00pm
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

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Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.

When Shelter Island students return to school in September, they will be greeted by a new superintendent, Leonard Skuggevik.

Mr.Skuggevik  has been secondary school principal in the neighboring Greenport Union Free School District for the past five years. (more…)

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07/24/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

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It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

50 YEARS AGO
A word from Otis Pike

Congressman Otis Pike reported to the home folks back on the East End that Washington was a city of “political animals” whose highest order of priority was not in the nation’s welfare, but what was good for one party or the other. He was reporting on the 88th Congress in 1964 and said issues were being labeled so that Medicare was being introduced by proponents as “Medicare for the aged” while opponents called it “socialized medicine.” (more…)

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07/22/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO Ticks are the culprit in spreading Lyme Disease, but a new vaccine could go a long way in preventing the illness.

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Ticks are the culprit in spreading Lyme Disease, but a new vaccine could go a long way in preventing the illness.

If you can’t easily eradicate ticks or rid the Island of their deer hosts, the medical community has returned to a Lyme Disease vaccine, now that the numbers of people diagnosed with the disease is exploding. (more…)