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02/25/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr.

Rest easy, Shelter Island residents. There are no “plumes” — specific trails of contaminated material — from the Town Recycling Center making their way into the Island’s groundwater.

So say the two men in charge — Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)

12/26/15 8:00am
GARY PAUL GATES

GARY PAUL GATES

During my years at CBS News, I had the privilege of working with some of the most celebrated television correspondents in the annals of broadcast journalism. With three of them — Dan Rather, Mike Wallace and Bob Schieffer — I co-authored books that became best-sellers.

But they were just part of the story. I also wrote for news programs anchored by other luminaries, such as Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner, Charles Collingwood and Roger Mudd. (more…)

05/02/15 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Sy Weissman in action, taking a photo of Marion Klupka. His photos line the walls of the Senior Activity Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Sy Weissman in action, taking a photo of Marion Klupka. His photos line the walls of the Senior Activity Center.

While visiting the Senior Activity Center last week, I noticed some impressive photos on the walls and was told they were taken by Sy Weissman. Yoga teacher Jean Lawless said, “He’s a great guy. You should write about him.” (more…)

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11/15/14 8:00am

Chrystyna Merva Skovira

Chrystyna Merva Skovira, 90, of Owego, New York passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital.

She was predeceased by her parents, Michael and Mary Merva; her husband, Joseph Francis Skovira; brothers, Michael, William, Raymond, Edward and Joseph; sisters, Mary, Cecilia, Elizabeth and Polly; and grandson, 1st Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, United States Army. (more…)

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03/27/14 10:00am
ELIZABETH ANN SWEETNAM

ELIZABETH ANN SWEETNAM

Elizabeth Ann Sweetnam died on March 21, 2014 at the VNSNY Haven Hospice in Manhattan after a brave fight with breast cancer. Her husband and friends were at her side. She was 66 and lived in Manhattan and Shelter Island. (more…)