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05/28/15 8:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ethiopian Atalalech Katema won the Shelter Island 10k for the third successive time in 2005.

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Ethiopian Atalalech Katema won the Shelter Island 10k women’s division for the third successive time in 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

A methane gas explosion occurred in a mine near Dhaibad, India, killing 375 people and injuring hundreds more. (more…)

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05/27/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The mysterious object that fell from the sky on a backyard in Ram Island last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO | The mysterious object that fell from the sky on a backyard in Ram Island last weekend.

As Dr. Peter Halper was preparing to enjoy a Memorial Day weekend barbecue with his in-laws on Ram Island Saturday, there was suddenly a loud noise of something substantial — and scary — falling through the trees and landing on the lawn 20 feet from where the party had gathered for lunch. (more…)

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05/27/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

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Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee tracks well water levels provided by the United States Geological Survey.

Water level readings for the month of May trended down for 10 of the town’s 13 test wells, according to Ken Pysher, who interprets the numbers provided by the United States Geological Survey. (more…)

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05/26/15 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A herd of deer from last winter's hunting season.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A herd of deer from last winter’s hunting season.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking comments on proposed changes to three regulations affecting harvesting of antlerless  deer and deer management permits, fall turkey hunting and fisher trapping and general trapping. (more…)