06/18/18 10:00am
MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

In a famous text from the Talmud, the importance of helping others is spelled out simply and beautifully, by saying that a person who saves a single life has saved the whole world.

On Shelter Island we have many of these lifesavers among us, volunteering for the Fire Department and the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services. (more…)

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06/08/18 12:00pm
MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner Thursday event held at The Pridwin.

MARY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTOS Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services C0-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year at the annual awards dinner held at The Pridwin on Thursday evening. Flanking Ms. Rasmussen is EMS Director Jack Thilberg, left, and Chief Phil Power.

At the annual Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services gala Awards Dinner at The Pridwin Thursday night, Co-Lieutenant Cathy Rasmussen was named EMT of the Year. (more…)

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02/23/18 12:00pm

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Thomas George Morritt
Thomas George Morritt, a resident of Shelter Island for more than 20 years, died on February 16, 2018 after a brief illness at his Florida home. His wife of 63 years, Bettianne, was by his side. (more…)

12/01/17 4:30pm
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Shelter Island takes care of its own. These Island groups represent all age groups and address a range of community programs and services, supported largely by volunteer efforts and donations. In addition, each of the Island’s churches provides outreach programs. During this season, please consider helping out or lending a hand — and let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any group.
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