05/18/17 8:00am
Word has come that one of the most dedicated firefighters in Shelter Island history has passed away.

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Shelter Island honored its bravest Saturday night at The Pridwin.

Mike Johnson, known by generations of Shelter Island school children as “Fire Marshal Mike” for his entertaining and effective teaching of fire prevention and how to save lives, was named Firefighter of the Year for the second time. (more…)

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05/16/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighter of the Year Mike Johnson, center, at the annual department dinner Saturday night at The Pridwin. From left, Captain Brian Lechmanski, 2nd Assistant Chief Stanley Beckwith, Chief Anthony Reiter and Chief Greg Sulahian

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighter of the Year Mike Johnson, center, at the annual department dinner Saturday night at The Pridwin. From left, 2nd Assistant Chief Brian Lechmanski, 1st Assistant Chief Stanley Beckwith, Chief Anthony Reiter and ex-Chief Greg Sulahian.

For the second time in his 30-year career with the Shelter Island Fire Department, Mike Johnson was honored as Firefighter of the Year Saturday night at the department’s annual dinner at The Pridwin. The first time was in 1996. (more…)

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12/20/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighters kept what could have become a serious blaze in check Tuesday morning after what initially looked like a brush fire turned out to be an electrical fire.

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Shelter Island Firefighters kept what could have become a serious blaze in check Tuesday morning after what initially looked like a brush fire turned out to be an electrical fire.

For the second time in less than a week, Shelter Island Firefighters responded to an early morning fire, but this time it was a smaller situation than they had faced assisting at the Sag Harbor blaze last Friday. (more…)

01/28/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

Another winter storm, another superb job by town services.

The storm that blitzed the Island last Saturday was nothing compared with several nor’easters that visited the Island last winter and seemed to move in from January through March.  Last year, the Highway, Police and Fire departments, along with the Emergency Medical Services, all performed with exceptional speed, competence and dedication to keep the Island accessible and safe. (more…)