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02/16/19 7:58am

COURTESY PHOTO Friends for life. Detective Brian Simonsen, left, and Sergeant Terrence LeGrady.

The weather was beyond miserable. By dusk on Tuesday, February 12, it had stopped snowing, but changed to sleet and freezing rain powered by strong winds.

Shelter Island Police Department Sergeant Terrence LeGrady was on duty that evening and had just stopped for his meal break.

“Somebody had a TV on and I looked up when a report came in that an officer in the city had been shot in Queens,” he said. (more…)

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02/06/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

Jean Lawless was walking her dogs on Menhaden Lane and took a path not far from the beach that winds through Suffolk County parkland.

Instead of a peaceful stroll through dunes and an undisturbed patch of cedar, cherry, locust and other trees, she came on a scene of environmental desecration. Dozens of the trees had been chain-sawed, leaving stumps and branches scattered everywhere on the protected, publicly owned land. (more…)