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01/09/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Dr. James Bedford, author and University of California psychology professor, became the first person to be cryogenically preserved following his death. His body is still at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. (more…)

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06/14/16 10:02am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO An ambulance left the Shelter Island EMS headquarters one day last summer on a call that resulted in a life saved and a prestigious award presented to the the Island's first responders.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO An ambulance left the Shelter Island EMS headquarters one day last summer on a call that resulted in a life saved and a prestigious award presented to the the Island’s first responders.

What led to a prestigious award for the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services, one of only two presented by Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) for all EMS units dealing with strokes in Suffolk County, began one afternoon last summer. (more…)

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02/05/16 2:00pm
Darryl R. Dickerson

Darryl R. Dickerson

Darryl Ray Dickerson
Darryl R. Dickerson, 61, longtime resident of Shelter Island, passed peacefully at St. Catherine’s of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, on January 30, 2016. (more…)

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04/15/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The three residents of Emerson Lane on the Klenawicus Airstrip Tuesday, where on Monday they ran to rescue pilot Michael Russo who had crashed shortly after takeoff. From left, Rich Surozenski, Patricia Anzalone and Amanda Gutiw. In the background is the downed plane.

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The three residents of Emerson Lane on the Klenawicus Airstrip Tuesday, where on Monday they ran to rescue pilot Michael Russo who had crashed shortly after takeoff. From left, Rich Surozenski, Patricia Anzalone and Amanda Gutiw. In the background is the downed plane.

At about six p.m. Monday, Amanda Gutiw was home on the Island from her job at Sea Tow in Southold.

She was in the kitchen of her house on Emerson Lane, a quiet cul de sac where the backyards border on open fields and the long, mowed grass runway of Klenawicus Field. She decided on chicken salad for dinner and set about making it, half-watching a rerun on the Discovery Channel of “Deadliest Catch.”

At the same time, several hundred yards away at the far end of the runway, Michael Russo was taxiing his single engine Cessna 162 slowly to a spot for take off. (more…)