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06/20/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

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The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.

The proposal by the Board of Fire Commissioners to construct a 120-foot cell phone and emergency services communications tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane had a public hearing before the Town Board on June 15. (more…)

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12/04/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

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Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

Is Elite Towers stalling in moving an application forward to construct a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane? (more…)

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10/10/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Commissioners could have to pierce the tax cap tor a higher Center Firehouse tower and want to hear from the public at a hearing Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m.

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Shelter Island Fire Commissioners could have to pierce the tax cap tor a higher Center Firehouse tower and want to hear from the public at a hearing Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m.

For the first time since the state imposed a 2 percent tax rate cap on spending, the Shelter Island Fire District expects it may have to pierce that cap as it prepares its 2018 budget. (more…)

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09/26/17 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Mira Sorvino was born in Tenafly, New Jersey.

American singer and actress Moon Unit Zappa was born in New York City.

Pairs figure skater Jason Dungjen was born in Detroit and went to skate with Kyoka Ina, winning United States Championships in 1997 and 1998 before retiring, but then returning to skate with Yuka Sato in the Stars on Ice tour.

President Lyndon Johnson took advantage of a Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony to boost his unpopular and flagging Vietnam policy while presenting the medal to Sergeant David Dolby, credited with saving many of his fellow soldiers during a fire fight against the North Vietnamese.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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