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07/29/14 10:09am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The number of complaints is up dramatically this summer over last.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The number of complaints about aircraft noise is up dramatically this summer over last.

If you think roaring helicopters and buzzing planes are making your life more miserable this summer than last, you’re right.

Last summer, from July 1 to July 28, the East Hampton Airport booked 54 noise complaints from Shelter Island residents. In the same period this summer, that number spiked to 810 complaints. (more…)

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07/29/14 8:00am

 

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Bucks Manager Jon Karcich led his team to its first playoff victory in team history Monday over the Sag Harbor Whalers.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Bucks Manager Jon Karcich led his team to its first playoff victory in team history Monday over the Sag Harbor Whalers.

The Shelter Island Bucks are one win away from playing for the championship of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League.

The Bucks won the first playoff game in team history in style Monday evening, defeating the Sag Harbor Whalers 11-2 on the road in the opening game of their best-of-three HBCL semifinal playoff series. (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.

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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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07/28/14 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO |  Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Many Islanders know Richard Baron, a regular in the Memorial Day Parade, as a member of that “Greatest Generation” of Americans, a man who fought from North Africa to Anzio and on into Germany, where he was captured and spent the last four months of World War II as a prisoner of war.

His military record, from his wounding in Italy to his capture in Germany, makes for a fascinating tale, part of which is told in a book he co-authored in 1981 called “Raid,” about General George S. Patton’s disastrous attempt to free his son-in-law from the camp where Richard was a prisoner. (more…)