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06/12/18 12:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

On Friday, June 8, the Shelter Island Fire Department (SIFD) extinguished a boat fire near Gardiners Island with the help of units dispatched by the Coast Guard and the East Hampton Police Department. (more…)

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03/13/18 2:00pm
The North Ferry crew who saved a man from drowning in December receiving proclamations form the Suffolk county Legislature last week From left, Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue), Dennis Raffelock, Captain Lance Willumsen and deckhands Jason Brewer, Jared Gibbs, Captain Lance Willumsen and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac).

COURTESY PHOTO The North Ferry crew who saved a man from drowning in December receiving proclamations form the Suffolk County Legislature last week. From left, Legislator Al Krupski (D-Cutchogue), Dennis Raffelock,  Jason Brewer, Jared Gibbs, Captain Lance Willumsen and Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac).

The Suffolk County Legislature formally recognized a North ferry captain and crew who saved the life of a boater who had gone into the freezing water of the bay in December. (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…)

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09/18/14 2:00pm
GARRETT MOORE PHOTO | An unmanned cigarette boat in Greenport Harbor Monday still under power shortly after six passengers were ejected.

GARRETT MOORE PHOTO | An unmanned cigarette boat in Greenport Harbor Monday still under power shortly after six passengers were ejected.

No, a scene from a dramatic action movie wasn’t being filmed in Greenport Harbor on Monday.

What happened was this: After six people were flung from a speeding powerboat that had turned sideways, two strangers who live on opposite sides of the bay played integral roles in rescuing the victims and ensuring safety in the harbor by bringing the runaway boat to a halt. (more…)

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09/16/14 6:45am
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JEN NUZZO PHOTO | Passengers of this cigarette boat (left) were ejected into Greenport Harbor Monday afternoon.

Six people ejected out of a speed boat after hitting a strong wake were rescued from Greenport Harbor on Monday, Southold Town police at the scene said.

They were rescued by Shelter Island native and U.S. Coast Guardsman Patrick O’Halloran, 27, who was off duty and traveling nearby on a private vessel when the accident happened just south of the ferry terminal, according to a U.S. Coast Guard press release. (more…)