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06/21/16 12:20pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Critical communication systems the Shelter Island Fire Department relies on to save lives and property are malfunctioning.

For at least two months, not all Island firefighters are getting paged on emergency calls. For example, only three responded to a Saturday night page, according to Fire Chief Greg Salahian. (more…)

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06/15/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

At 22 — he’ll be 23 in July — Maximilian Pelletier is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year.

“My heart sank. My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it,” Mr. Pelletier said, describing his reaction when he heard his name called at Saturday night’s Shelter Island Fire Department Annual Dinner at the Pridwin. (more…)