12/30/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Former Congressman Tim Bishop has returned to academia.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Former Congressman Tim Bishop has returned to academia.

Higher education had its highs and lows in Suffolk County in 2016.  (more…)

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08/10/15 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Emory Breiner came to Shelter Island as a seven year old, fascinated with boats.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Emory Breiner came to Shelter Island as a seven year old, fascinated with boats.

Emory Breiner has vivid memories of his first trip to Shelter Island in 1956.

Now a long-time Island resident and candidate for the Town Board in November, during his first ride from the ferry dock at Preston’s to Shelter Island, seven-year-old Emory thought the boat was like the cruise ships he had seen docked on the West Side of Manhattan. “In my mind the ferry was like an ocean liner.”

That first summer, with radios abuzz with word of the maritime disaster that sunk the Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner off Nantucket, Emory was ready to send his toy fleet to respond. “I’ll have to send my boats to save people,” he reportedly said. (more…)