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08/28/14 4:46pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers Marie Boulier (left) and Dr. Tamson Yeh donned protective clothing Thursday to remove toxic wild parsnip plants from an area on Ram Island Road.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers Marie Boulier (left) and Dr. Tamson Yeh donned protective clothing Thursday to remove toxic wild parsnip plants from an area on Ram Island Road.

Cornell Cooperative Extension staffers descended on Shelter Island Thursday morning to remove wild parsnip growing in patches along Ram Island Road and Gardiners Bay Drive near Cobbetts Lane. (more…)

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08/28/14 10:06am
BRIDG HUNT PHOTO North Ferry’s Manhansett boat was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

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North Ferry’s Manhansett was under construction in August 2004 in Florida before debuting on the Shelter Island-Greenport run in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A major race riot resulted in 341 people injured and 774 arrested

Lady Bird Johnson was on the cover of Time Magazine

The Beatles continued their US tour at Forest Hills in New York

Mary Poppins was pulling in the largest movie audiences

The Animals’ House of the Rising Sun was at the top of the music charts

And on Shelter Island …

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08/27/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Commissioner Larry Lechmanski reads a release on new standards that will no longer require all firefighter gear more than 10 years old to be discarded.

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Commissioner Larry Lechmanski reads a release on new standards that will no longer require all firefighter gear more than 10 years old to be discarded.

While specific numbers haven’t been released, the Shelter Island Fire District is looking at a 2015 budget that would keep within the state-imposed tax cap. (more…)

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08/27/14 12:00pm
COURTESY IMAGE The Retreat, providing services to domestic abuse victims on the East End, will benefit from an Allstate Foundation fundraising campaign.

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The Retreat, providing services to East End domestic abuse victims, will benefit from an Allstate Foundation fundraising campaign.

The Allstate Foundation chose The Retreat as a Community Partner, one of only 146 domestic violence services agencies nationwide, to participate in the Purple Purse Challenge from September 2 to October 3. (more…)