02/16/19 3:00pm

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“Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson, published in 1962, is acknowledged as instrumental in the creation of the modern environmental movement.

What isn’t fully realized, however, is the role of folks from this region, and a lawsuit with as its lead plaintiff the great environmentalist from Suffolk County, Robert Cushman  Murphy, in helping inform Ms. Carson of the threat pesticides pose to life. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO |  Islander Miles Hoye, a colleague of Bill Romanchuk in fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant on Long Island, receives a copy of book chronicling the movement from Mr. Roamnchuck’s daughter, Julie.

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Islander Miles Hoye, a colleague of Bill Romanchuk in fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant on Long Island, receives a copy of book chronicling the movement from Mr. Roamnchuck’s daughter, Julie.

The motto of the New York Police Department is “fidelis ad mortem,” a Latin phrase meaning “faithful until death.” After retiring to Shelter Island in 1974, former NYPD Officer William Romanchuk never forgot his duty to serve. (more…)