10/18/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Townsend ‘Towny’ Montant received a plaque from Race Director Mary Ellen Adipietro at the 2016 5K for sponsoring the largest group of runners, outdistancing the perennial winners from Eastern Long Island Hospital. In the background in Dr. Frank Adipietro, the ‘voice’ of the Island’s 5K event.

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Townsend ‘Towny’ Montant received a plaque from Race Director Mary Ellen Adipietro at the 2016 5K for sponsoring the largest group of runners, outdistancing the perennial winners from Eastern Long Island Hospital. In the background in Dr. Frank Adipietro, the ‘voice’ of the Island’s 5K event.

When participants step off in the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Saturday, it will be with the excitement and camaraderie that always marks this event. But it will also be with special memories of those who have succumbed to cancer. (more…)

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10/18/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

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Shelter Island Town Hall

Supervisor Jim Dougherty Tuesday provided one of the largest outstanding costs to the 2018 budget — employee benefits that will total $3.1 million, $168,317 more than in the current budget. (more…)

10/17/17 10:00am
Volunteers of Kids Need More

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Island volunteers and staff of ‘Kids Need MoRE’s’ Camp Adventure (held each summer at Camp Quinipet) gathered for a ‘thank you’ party at the American Legion hall.

Holly Lanzetta’s 6-year-old son Sam has cancer. As a single parent of two young boys, the Southold mother has long struggled to care for her sons — including providing the medical care Sam has needed throughout the years. Ms. Lanzetta has also had to find a balance that allows her to pay her bills while working between her son’s treatments to maintain as normal a life as possible for her family. (more…)

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10/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

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Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.

“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”

The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)

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10/16/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Amy Carter, daughter of President Jimmy Carter and Carter, was born in Plains, Georgia.

Mariner 5 made a fly by of Venus  to test the atmosphere and examine solar particles.

Approximately 70,000 Vietnam protestors marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon where speakers included social activists Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin.

Seven men were convicted of civil rights violations in Meridian, Mississippi.

Joe DiMaggio was hired as vice president of the Oakland Athletics.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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