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05/19/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Firefighter of the Year Warren Baker (left) accepts congratulations from First Assist Chief Greg Sulahian (center) and Second Assistant Chief Anthony Reiter.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Firefighter of the Year Warren Baker (left) accepts congratulations from First Assistant Chief Greg Sulahian (center) and Second Assistant Chief Anthony Reiter.

“It’s surreal. I’m still pinching myself.”

That’s how Warren Baker reacted to being named the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year Saturday night. A few days later he was still walking on air after he was honored at the organization’s Annual Installation Dinner at the Pridwin Hotel. (more…)

03/22/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The Obama administration’s recent move opening up a vast area of the Atlantic Ocean to our south to oil and gas drilling comes at a curious time.

Right now there’s so much of the stuff being produced in the U.S. that the industry can’t find places to store it. Add to that the fact that gasoline is at the lowest price in years, and the initiative comes despite the impacts along the Gulf of Mexico, still being felt from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (more…)