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01/11/17 4:30pm
Courtesy Photo Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

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Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

The Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services team takes pride in quickly responding to medical emergencies and rapidly getting patients to the area hospital that best suits their needs — despite being surrounded on all sides by water. (more…)

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12/27/16 3:00pm
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The Shelter Island Police Department works on the Island around the clock every day of the year. But in 2016, Island officers went to New York City to make an arrest as a result of a major crime investigation. (more…)

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08/03/16 4:30pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Robert Hitscherich and Desirae Hubbard, the Island’s newest traffic control officers, about to leave police headquarters for a day’s work.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO Robert Hitscherich and Desirae Hubbard, the Island’s newest traffic control officers, about to leave police headquarters for a day’s work.

After grabbing a muffin or coffee from the squad room, the Shelter Island Police Department’s summer traffic control officers (TCOs) head out these summer mornings from headquarters in the Center, arriving at the most popular beaches around the same time as many Islanders. (more…)

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01/28/16 1:18pm
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The Shelter Island Police Department, leading an investigation assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested a Bronx man at his home Monday night on felony drug charges.

Fred J. Conforto, 41, was taken into custody and brought to the Island where he was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court.

He was charged with three counts of the criminal sale of controlled substances and was then remanded to the Suffolk County Correction Facility in Riverside. (more…)

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01/25/16 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.

At around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at the height of the blizzard, Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian was driving near West Neck Harbor.

He heard the Center firehouse whistle and simultaneously the radio started to crackle. A house was on fire on Penny’s Path in Long View. (more…)