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08/16/17 11:00am
COURTESY OF SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT The scene on South Ferry Road this morning in the aftermath of an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

COURTESY SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT The scene on South Ferry Road this morning in the aftermath of an accident that sent two people to the hospital.

UPDATE: Rob Gorcoff, the Highway Department worker injured in an accident on Wednesday, is out of the intensive care unit at Stony Brook University Hospital and continuing to recover from his injuries, according to Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr.

Mr. Card said he is hoping to get a chance to visit with Mr. Gorcoff this weekend.

Two people were injured around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when an SUV struck a Highway Department employee filling potholes on South Ferry Road about a mile from the ferry, Police Chief James Read said. (more…)

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08/16/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Foaming fun at Camp Quinipet during its annual shaving cream fight. Camp Adventure has moved on campus for the week for children with cancer.

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Foaming fun at Camp Quinipet during its annual shaving cream fight. Camp Adventure has moved on campus for the week for children with cancer.

A ride through Camp Adventure on August 11 found suitcases and gear strewn throughout the area as campers — pediatric cancer patients and their siblings — arrived for a week-long respite from the stressful day-to-day logistics of their conditions. (more…)

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08/16/17 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Misty dawn Wednesday over West Neck Harbor.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Misty dawn Wednesday over West Neck Harbor.

The National Weather Service (NWS) is calling for patchy fog this morning, turning cloudy before clearing before noon with a high today of 86 degrees. Winds will be from the west this morning at 5 to 9 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear, according to the NWS, with a low around 58 and calm winds swinging around to the north after midnight at about 5 mph.

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08/14/17 2:00pm
RACHEL SIFORD PHOTO Jack Van de Wetering, owner of Ivy Acres in Calverton, credits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for helping his business.

RACHEL SIFORD PHOTO Jack Van de Wetering, owner of Ivy Acres in Calverton, credits Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County for helping his business.

BY RACHEL SIFORD

What started as an agricultural agency in 1917 has grown to encompass that and much more. The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, based in Riverhead, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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08/14/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New town social worker Lucille Buergers is available to confidentially assist residents with personal or family issues.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
New town social worker Lucille Buergers is available to confidentially assist residents with personal or family issues.

When Andrea Nydegger gave up her part-time job as Shelter Island Town’s social worker because of other commitments, her close friend and former supervisor, Lucille Buergers stepped in to ensure residents would have access to counseling. (more…)