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03/07/18 10:00am

Medical_closed

One the issue of limited medical services on Shelter Island, Supervisor Gary Gerth said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that he has yet to speak with Dr. Peter Kelt. (more…)

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02/19/18 2:00pm

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She is a frail Shelter Island senior who needed care for a wound but had to go off-Island to get treatment because no doctor was available here.

That may seem a minor inconvenience to some. But to the frail elderly among us, not having a doctor they know and can reach when there’s a medical problem that doesn’t rise to the emergency room level can be alarming.

In addition, with the seriousness of this year’s flu epidemic, an elderly resident should be able to know if she/he has just a cold or something more serious without travelling off-Island for a diagnosis. (more…)

02/19/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Barbara Silverstone

COURTESY PHOTO | Barbara Silverstone

“I believe in turnover of leadership,” Barbara Silverstone told me in an interview last week.

Barbara, the Senior Citizen Foundation’s president, took over leadership of the benevolent organization just two years ago and plans to step down from the helm at the group’s April meeting.  (more…)