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One homeowner described it as a “loss of innocence.” Another said, “I suppose it had to come at some point.”
Marilynn Pysher and Cathy Ann Kenny, residents of Silver Beach, were speaking about the news that another burglary had been reported in their neighborhood two weeks after a horrific home invasion burglary put an elderly minister in the hospital in critical condition. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The town has a service that calls seniors once a day to check in on them.
Shelter Island’s world was shaken last week with grim reports of an elderly resident victimized by a home invasion, left tied up for two days and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.
As today, Reverend Paul Wancura is still in critical condition being treated in the intensive care unit of the hospital. The prayers and thoughts of the Shelter Island community are with him. (more…)
Although she is a documented immigrant of long-standing, she wakes up every morning afraid that new federal policies on immigrants will result in her being hassled by over-zealous Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agents. (more…)
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In response to complaints from residents about an apparent increase in deer and related damage and disease, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor is weighing options for reducing the local deer herd, including regulated shotgun hunting. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Casey Stengel was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bob Dylan was injured when he crashed his 1964 Triumph T100 motorcycle on a road in Woodstock, New York, and the accident would keep him out of the limelight for a full year.
Country singer Martina McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas.
The Beatles “Yesterday & Today” album moved to number one on the music charts in the United States and stayed there for five consecutive weeks.
Another British import, The Troggs, were attracting attention among U.S. music lovers with their release of “Wild Thing.”
And on Shelter Island … (more…)