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06/23/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing won the support of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Session in calling for a ban on high powered weapons.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Stephen Fearing won the support of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church Session in calling for a ban on high powered weapons.

When Reverend Stephen Fearing’s wife popped her head into the bathroom while he was showering on the morning of June 12 to tell him there had been another mass shooting, the pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s first response was a shrug.

His nonchalant reaction woke him up to the realization that mass shootings have become so routine in recent years that people have lost the capacity to be shocked. (more…)

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06/21/16 12:20pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Critical communication systems the Shelter Island Fire Department relies on to save lives and property are malfunctioning.

For at least two months, not all Island firefighters are getting paged on emergency calls. For example, only three responded to a Saturday night page, according to Fire Chief Greg Salahian. (more…)