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07/15/19 2:00pm

V. Claire Freese, a longtime resident of her beloved Shelter Island, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of July 12. She was 95 years and 7 months old. (more…)

05/15/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | JO ANN KIRKLAND

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | JO ANN KIRKLAND

Recently I underwent a minor surgery as an outpatient. No big deal, right? But my family, my co-workers and my doctor knew that for me, it was a very big deal.

Twenty years ago, almost to the day, I had walked down the same hospital hallway — a hospital virgin ­— for what was supposed to be routine sinus surgery. Home by noon, my doctor had promised. But a slip of his knife landed me in an ambulance on my way to Stony Brook Hospital, where I stayed for a month. (more…)