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01/11/17 4:30pm
Courtesy Photo Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

Courtesy Photo
Jim Preston (center), head of the non-profit Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, and Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, the Town’s director of Emergency Medical Services, (right) present $85,000 check to Supervisor Jim Dougherty toward the purchase of a future new ambulance.

The Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services team takes pride in quickly responding to medical emergencies and rapidly getting patients to the area hospital that best suits their needs — despite being surrounded on all sides by water. (more…)

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01/02/17 8:18am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session December 28. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session December 28. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

At the last Town Board meeting of 2016 on December 28, the board unanimously passed a resolution to set a public hearing for January 27 on purchasing “4.5 acres of property at Burns Road … from the Shelter Island Meeting of Religious Society of Friends for the bargain sale price of $25,000.” (more…)

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12/05/16 2:00pm
Catherine Kupsh Becker

Catherine Kupsh Becker

Catherine Kupsh Becker
Catherine Becker passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 surrounded by friends and family, just a few weeks short of her 99th birthday. (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

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08/02/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Monatgue flashing some power at the charity cricket match last Saturday at the field next to the Island Boatyard .

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Montague flashing some power at the charity cricket match last Saturday on the field next to the Island Boatyard .

Hundreds of spectators showed up last Saturday to watch the Shelter Island Cricket club and “The Rest of The World” play two games of cricket to raise money for the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation. (more…)