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08/05/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed an incident between a woman and a police officer one night last month.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed an incident between a woman and a police officer one night last month.

The Town Board, after questions from a resident at Tuesday’s work session, reiterated their position that there were no racial issues involved with an encounter between a police officer and a woman at South Ferry on the night of July 18. (more…)

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08/04/15 8:27am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Close call in Dering Harbor. Strong winds rocked the Island this morning accompanied by torrential  rain, lightning and thunder.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Close call in Dering Harbor. Strong winds rocked the Island this morning accompanied by torrential rain, lightning and thunder.

The violent storm that rolled over and through the Island at about six a.m. left downed trees, limbs and wires in its wake and triggered calls to firefighters and fire police to report to the firehouses.

There were reports of scattered power outages caused by downed wires. (more…)

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07/31/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Questions for PD
To the Editor:
Jackie Black’s letter to the editor of the Reporter last week, describing a house guest’s encounter with a local police officer as she waited for a cab at South Ferry after midnight, described a very upsetting situation.

The trope, “Show me your papers,” immediately conveys feelings of fear and oppression. (more…)

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07/28/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty issued a statement Tuesday afternoon on the issue of a police call to South Ferry on July 18:

 “The Town Board in its capacity as Police Commissioners met today with the Chief of Police and Detective Thilberg to discuss the July 18 matter at South Ferry where a Shelter Island policeman approached and had a conversation with a foot passenger disembarking from the ferry. The commissioners made some suggestions regarding procedures to follow in the future in such instances but concluded that there was no evidence of any racial issues.”

Below is the original Reporter post: (more…)

07/05/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

When I was a young boy I played Little League baseball.

In my last year of playing, I was 12 years old. My position was either pitcher or third basemen for the Long Branch Badgers in New Jersey. My coach was Patrick Hughes, a 19-year-old kid but to a 12-year-old he seemed like he was 50. I now reminisce how he adored us and became a real friend and supporter of all the boys on the team. (more…)