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04/25/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Changing of the guard. Greg Sulhian congratulates new Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse Monday evening.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Changing of the guard. Greg Sulahian congratulates new Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse Monday evening.

When Greg Sulahian became chief of the Shelter Island Fire Department 17 months ago, he admits he had a big learning curve. He had expected to have another year as first assistant chief to learn the ropes, but when Will Anderson resigned as chief in November 2015, he was flung into the job and took it on with confidence, he said.

Still, after eight years in what’s known as “the chief’s line” and with children now grown, he and his wife Debbie agreed it’s time to have more time together and with their grandchildren. (more…)

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04/21/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO New Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO New Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse.

The nephew, son, and grandson of volunteer firemen, when Anthony Reiter is sworn in as chief of the Shelter Island Fire Department on April 24 it will be a proud moment.

Anthony’s proudest moment as a firefighter came a little over two years ago, when on March 14, 2015, a fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. at Southold’s First Universalist Church. “We were the knights in shining armor for that one,” he said. “I called the Southold chief and said ‘I’ve got a full crew ready to go.’ She said, ‘Get your butts over here.’” (more…)

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04/17/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS And they're off! Kids on a mad dash across Fireman's Field Saturday to hunt for Easter eggs.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS And they’re off! Kids on a mad dash across Fireman’s Field Saturday to hunt for Easter eggs.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Shelter Island Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, took  place on Saturday.

The hunt was at Fireman’s Field and kids ages 1 through 8  had a fun-filled afternoon continuing one of the community’s cherished traditions.

Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz captured the fun. (more…)