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06/26/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth Morgan on the Shelter Island course Saturday, June 17.

COURTESY PHOTO Elizabeth Morgan on the Shelter Island course Saturday, June 17.

Elizabeth Morgan’s nickname since girlhood has been “Bitsy,” she says, as in “Itsy Bitsy.”

On Saturday, June 17, at the Shelter Island 10K, Bitsy came up big as the first woman registered from Shelter Island to cross the finish line. (more…)

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03/01/17 2:00pm
Word has come that one of the most dedicated firefighters in Shelter Island history has passed away.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A new tower at the Center firehouse is expected to help with dispatches to firefighters .

The nightmare of faulty communications between dispatchers in Southold and firefighters on Shelter Island is one step closer to a resolution. (more…)

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11/30/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski

While the application for a new cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbets Lane now goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a special permit and area variances, a new situation has arisen that may require replacing a 65-foot tower at the Center firehouse with one double that height. (more…)

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03/30/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tests were conducted Tuesday morning at the Manhanset Firehouse to determine the necessary height and exact placement for a proposed cell tower.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tests were conducted Tuesday morning at the Manhanset Firehouse to determine the necessary height and exact placement for a proposed cell tower.

With winds whipping at a brisk pace Tuesday morning, representatives of Elite Towers conducted tests designed to determine the optimum height and best placement for a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbett’s Lane. (more…)

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10/29/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski told his colleagues Monday night that Southold’s bad fortune was Shelter Island’s good luck when it comes to upgrading its radios.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski told his colleagues Monday night that Southold’s bad fortune was Shelter Island’s good luck when it comes to upgrading its radios.

Southold’s misfortune is Shelter Island’s good fortune.

At least when it comes to decisions about upgrading from low-band to high-band radio frequency. (more…)