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04/10/18 4:30pm
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One homeowner described it as a “loss of innocence.” Another said, “I suppose it had to come at some point.”

Marilynn Pysher and Cathy Ann Kenny, residents of Silver Beach, were speaking about the news that another burglary had been reported in their neighborhood two weeks after a horrific home invasion burglary put an elderly minister in the hospital in critical condition. (more…)

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04/03/18 9:19am
STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19, investigating a home invasion.

STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19, investigating a home invasion.

Reverend Paul Wancura, who was the victim of a brutal home invasion more than two weeks ago that put him in Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition, is “showing signs of some slight improvement,” according to his colleague, Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Church. (more…)

03/30/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The town has a service that calls seniors once a day to check in on them.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The town has a service that calls seniors once a day to check in on them.

Shelter Island’s world was shaken last week with grim reports of an elderly resident victimized by a home invasion, left tied up for two days and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.

As today, Reverend Paul Wancura is still in critical condition being treated in the intensive care unit of the hospital. The prayers and thoughts of the Shelter Island community are with him. (more…)

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03/20/18 1:26pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Paul Wancura in a photograph taken in 2011.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Reverend Paul Wancura in a photograph taken in 2011.

Update: More details have emerged on the burglary in Silver Beach that put an 87-year-old resident in Stony Brook University Hospital. Retired Episcopal minister Reverend Paul Wancura is in critical condition, according to Suffolk County Police Department officials.

Critical condition means that vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. The patient may be unconscious and health indicators are unfavorable. (more…)