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05/29/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

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The popularity of drones, used for multiple purposes, has caught the attention of federal regulators.

You may have seen them hovering over your head at public events or perhaps you saw one flying around on a television news show. Amazon even has a plan to use them to deliver packages.

All the while, government agencies have had difficulty crafting regulations to address safety and privacy concerns involving unmanned aerial drones, and have put a de-facto ban on commercial use of the devices. (more…)

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05/01/15 2:00pm
The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire,  Suffolk County district map)

The red districts voted against holding more meetings further east, while the green areas voted for it. (Credit: Paul Squire, Suffolk County district map)

The Suffolk County legislators’ reasons for voting ‘no’ varied: the inconvenience of moving staff, the cost of added mileage or a reluctance to mess with a government they say already works.

But there was one thing universally true for all the legislators who voted against a proposal holding more meetings on the East End: they all represent districts far west of here. (more…)

04/12/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

“Fortunately here in Suffolk County you and we have the power. No one should feel powerless,” the long-time chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission (SCHRC), Rabbi Steven Moss, declared recently on the East End about combatting acts of discrimination including hate crimes in Suffolk. (more…)

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03/18/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | American Legion Hall in the Center is almost certain to receive a state-of-the-art septic system with the help of Suffolk County.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | American Legion Hall in the Center is almost certain to receive a state-of-the-art septic system with the help of Suffolk County.

Two for two.

That’s the score for Shelter Island applying for support in the ongoing battle to preserve the quality of ground water and the health of creeks and surrounding bays. (more…)

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02/20/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A final wish
To the Editor:
I wish to thank all of my friends, customers, co-workers and neighbors for making me a part of their families and lives. I shall miss each and every one of you and wish all the very best of health, prosperity and happiness.

CLARISSA WILLIAMS
Shelter Island

Editor’s Note: The much-loved Ms. Williams died February 17. (more…)