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06/18/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO New carbon filters were installed at the Senior Center this morning that will rid the building that also houses two medical offices of MTBE contamination.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
New carbon filters were installed at the Senior Activities Center this morning that will rid the building — which includes two medical offices — of water contamination.

Less than a month after town officials received word that water at the building that houses the Senior Activities Center and two medical offices was contaminated with MTBE — a gasoline additive that leeched into groundwater — workers from AquaFuture, Inc. installed a carbon filter that will once again provide potable water. (more…)

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05/15/18 10:00am

COURTESY CAN STOCK PHOTO

The use of the unregulated e-cigarettes — vaping — has a trend line among young people going straight up.

In a report issued by the U.S. Surgeon General two years ago, data showed a 900 percent increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from the previous four years. Research gathered by the National Youth Tobacco Survey among young people found that 1.7 million students said they’d indulged in an e-cigarette in the past 30 days of the date of the survey. For middle school kids, the number was 500,000. (more…)

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04/30/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

United States and North Vietnamese officials agreed to begin peace talks in Paris.

A general strike escalated in France, shutting down newspaper distributions, air transport and two major railroads and moving the country nearer to the brink of a radical leftist revolution.

Forward Pass, ridden by jockey Ismael Valenzuela, was declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Dancer Image was disqualified due to doping.

The Boston Celtics won the NBA Championship 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers.

William Styron won a Pulitzer Prize for literature for his 1967 novel, “The Confessions of Nat Turner.”

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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04/24/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

Shelter Island has moved a step closer to installation of a new bathroom at Volunteer Park.

Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin attended a hearing April 19 in Yaphank with Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials to appeal an earlier decision that has been blocking installation because the unit, partially paid for with Suffolk County money, is not linked to a septic system. (more…)

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02/21/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

When the musicians arrive to play Volunteer Park this summer, will spectators finally have a convenient bathroom so they won’t have to depend on the kindness of Bridge Street merchants? (more…)