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08/20/18 4:30pm
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CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has received a report that the average level of nitrates in test wells around Shelter Island is 2.8 milligrams (mgs) per liter, while in the Center, the average is 5.78 mgs per liter. (more…)

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08/20/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO In a memorial service at Camp Adventure on the Camp Quinipet campus, butterflies were released.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO In a memorial service at Camp Adventure on the Camp Quinipet campus, butterflies were released.

Cancer knows no age, gender, color, religion or body type.

But for those stricken, yet fortunate enough to become part of the Camp Adventure family sponsored by the nonprofit Kids Need More, there is an ongoing support group that rallies to patients and their families whenever needs arise or a special event happens. (more…)

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08/17/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Percocet and Oxycodone were commonly prescribed pain medications.

COURTESY PHOTO Percocet and Oxycodone were commonly prescribed pain medications.

BY SABINA REBIS, M.D. AND JOSEPH P. SHAW 

Most know the game of “Telephone:” Children sit in a circle, one whispers a phrase into another’s ear, then that person whispers it to the next, and so on. The phrase travels around the circle, a hand cupped over one ear at a time.

Then the phrase returns to the first child, who usually disintegrates into giggles at the nonsense of a recycled sentence mangled by misinterpretation.

But what happens when that game of “Telephone” becomes metaphorical — in the context of marketing and medicine? (more…)

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08/17/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions about proposed renovations and Mr. Donovan deferred some questions to a second meeting to be scheduled with neighbors, probably in September.

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Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions Wednesday about proposed renovations at the Inn.

Close to 20 Ram Island residents got answers to some of their concerns on Wednesday about projected Ram’s Head Inn renovations. The two-hour informational meeting included Michael Donovan, a principal of the Easton Porter Group that is contemplating purchasing the property.

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