07/24/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton, who represents Shelter Island, is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)

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07/24/14 12:06pm

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Troy Socca launching a three run homer in the fifth inning against Montauk Wednesday at Fiske Field. The Bucks went on to win 8-1.

The Shelter Island Bucks’ offense came alive in their final regular season home game of the season Wednesday evening with an  8-1 victory over the Montauk Mustangs.

The win improved the Bucks’ record to two games over .500  at19-17 and kept them close for a Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) playoff spot. The Islanders are now tied for third place in the league with the Riverhead Tomcats, trailing the first place North Fork Ospreys by a single game. (more…)

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07/24/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

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It took firefighters from five departments more than 10 hours to control this July 1994 blaze at the town dump.

50 YEARS AGO
A word from Otis Pike

Congressman Otis Pike reported to the home folks back on the East End that Washington was a city of “political animals” whose highest order of priority was not in the nation’s welfare, but what was good for one party or the other. He was reporting on the 88th Congress in 1964 and said issues were being labeled so that Medicare was being introduced by proponents as “Medicare for the aged” while opponents called it “socialized medicine.” (more…)