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06/11/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Andy Steinmuller plans to relax and enjoy his grandchildren and great grandchildren now that he has stepped down as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Andy Steinmuller plans to relax and enjoy his grandchildren and great grandchildren now that he has stepped down as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner.

After 25 years as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner and 67 years as a firefighter, Andy Steinmuller is retiring — as a commissioner, that is. (more…)

11/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ | Andy Steinmuller blows out the candles on his cake at the Center firehouse.

BEVERLEA WALZ | Andy Steinmuller blows out the candles on his cake at the Center firehouse.

Andy Steinmuller, a long-time member of Shelter Island Fire Department’s Board of Fire Commissioners, celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday, November 12 at the Center Firehouse.

Helping to commemorate the occasion were family, friends and fellow Fire Department members and auxiliary members who packed the place in order to wish Andy a very happy birthday.

12/10/13 9:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Shelter Island fire commissioner candidates (l-r) John Beresky and incumbent Andy Steinmuller just after the vote was tallied and announced Tuesday night at Center Firehouse.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Candidates (l-r) John Beresky and incumbent Andy Steinmuller just after the vote was tallied and announced Tuesday night at Center Firehouse.

The election results are in, and incumbent Andy Steinmuller has handily defeated John Beresky in the two-man race for a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners.

The final tally was 153 to 61, good for 71 percent of the vote for Mr. Steinmuller, the board’s current chairman.

He has served for 18 years and on Tuesday night earned another five-year term.

Mr. Beresky is a two-year Shelter Island Fire Department member and full-time NYC firefighter. He was making his second successive effort to wrest a seat on the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Last year, Mr. Beresky got into the running late and had to mount a write-in campaign against sitting commissioners Andy Reeve and Richard Surozenski.

He got 35 votes in the at-large race, versus Mr. Reeve’s 90 and Mr. Surozenski’s 70 votes. In the end, the 35 write-in votes were discounted because poll watchers determined they were placed in the wrong place on the ballot.

Pick up Thursday’s newspaper for a full account of election night.

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