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08/11/15 8:00am
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions. Sophia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

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These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions at Shelter Island Police headquarters. Sofia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

Officer Chris Drake of the Shelter Island Police Department usually rides alone. But one evening recently, he had a couple of visitors. And an impromptu press conference. (more…)

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08/04/15 8:27am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Close call in Dering Harbor. Strong winds rocked the Island this morning accompanied by torrential  rain, lightning and thunder.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Close call in Dering Harbor. Strong winds rocked the Island this morning accompanied by torrential rain, lightning and thunder.

The violent storm that rolled over and through the Island at about six a.m. left downed trees, limbs and wires in its wake and triggered calls to firefighters and fire police to report to the firehouses.

There were reports of scattered power outages caused by downed wires. (more…)

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08/03/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jesse Pallas with last year’s host family, Jeanne and Ken Woods, will return to Camp Adventure for children with cancer and their siblings thanks to hosts Linda and James Eklund.

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Jesse Pallas with last year’s host family, Jeanne and Ken Woods, will return to Camp Adventure for children with cancer and their siblings thanks to hosts Linda and James Eklund.

Thanks to the power of Facebook and a generous Shelter Island family, an eight-year-old suffering from cancer will get a chance to participate in a special camp on the Island. (more…)

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07/27/15 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island’s two young paramedics are prepared to help you should you need medical assistance. But their main message is they need you to join the ambulance crew here, whether it’s as a paramedic, EMT, driver or helper.

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Shelter Island’s two young paramedics, Sean Brewer and Jessica Killoran Carr, are prepared to help you should you need medical assistance. But their main message is they need you to join the ambulance crew here, whether it’s as a paramedic, EMT, driver or helper.

The first thing Jessica Killoran Carr and Sean Brewer want you to know is that this story isn’t about them.
It’s about, they said, the community they serve as paramedics and the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation that supported their training.

Ms. Killoran Carr and Mr. Brewer spoke about their love for the work they do and hope they can encourage others to get involved with the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services — if not as trained paramedics or emergency medical technicians, then as ambulance drivers or helpers. (more…)