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07/25/18 10:00am
STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19.

STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19.

While the Suffolk County Police Department has been tight lipped about the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Reverend Canon Paul Wancura, who died from injuries in April, Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read told members of the Silver Beach Association recently that this is “not a cold case.” (more…)

06/18/18 10:00am
MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

In a famous text from the Talmud, the importance of helping others is spelled out simply and beautifully, by saying that a person who saves a single life has saved the whole world.

On Shelter Island we have many of these lifesavers among us, volunteering for the Fire Department and the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services. (more…)

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05/04/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

The lilting sound of a single flute filled a nearly empty St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Evening light from stained glass windows fell on polished wooden pews a half hour before the Monday evening memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura. (more…)

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04/17/18 12:18pm

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Quiet, reserved, a gentleman.

Those are the first words to come to mind for Julius Manchise when remembering Reverend Canon Paul Wancura, his friend of 20 years, adding that he’ll never forget the counsel the Episcopal minister gave him when he sought him out. (more…)