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06/15/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

At 22 — he’ll be 23 in July — Maximilian Pelletier is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year.

“My heart sank. My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it,” Mr. Pelletier said, describing his reaction when he heard his name called at Saturday night’s Shelter Island Fire Department Annual Dinner at the Pridwin. (more…)

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04/04/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe's, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe’s, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

St. Gabriel’s Chapel can be moved to a new location and preserved.

Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive on-site examination on March 28, has submitted a report to Supervisor Jim Dougherty that states the 78-year-old chapel is “generally sound structurally” and has “no obvious structural issues that would preclude removal … from its foundation.” (more…)

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01/26/16 8:00am
LEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday's blizzard,

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday’s blizzard.

Mother Nature was kind to the Island last weekend.

With snow accumulation totals anywhere from 10 inches to a foot, “We didn’t get hammered like they did farther west,” Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said.

Nevertheless, highway crews were out early Saturday, worked through the night and were back on the streets Sunday morning mopping up. All roads were passable early on during the blizzard for first responders, a good thing since they had little difficulty getting to a house fire on Penny’s Path Saturday afternoon. (more…)

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12/09/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. The process is underway to choose his successor.

Correction: In the original post of this story, Councilman Ed Brown’s term was inaccurately reported. The person to replace him will serve one year, for the third year of Mr. Brown’s four-year term. There will be an election in November 2016 for what would have been Mr. Brown’s fourth year.

Four people are choosing who will take Councilman Ed Brown’s place on the Town Board.

Nine candidates have applied through the Town Clerk’s office and have been interviewed over the last two weeks by Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman-elect Jim Colligan. They are now in the process of selecting Mr. Brown’s replacement on the board. (more…)