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05/07/19 12:00pm

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Eastern Long Island Hospital President and CEO Paul Connor Jr. answered questions from Peconic Landing residents about changes coming to the hospital as a result of the affiliation with Stony Brook Hospital.

July 1 is the official day when Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH) expects its affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital to become official. ELIH President and CEO Paul Connor III told Peconic Landing residents last week it’s a marriage after a long courtship that links the two hospitals as the best way to serve the East End. (more…)

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12/27/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A Shelter Island Police officer responded to a story about police salaries.

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A Shelter Island Police officer responded to a story about police salaries.

Apples to apples?
To the Editor:
Your front page article (“Island cops paid higher than state average,” December 17) had some serious flaws in its comparison methodology. (more…)

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08/17/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Four-poster units to fight tick infestations were first suggested 10 years ago, but it took until 2008 for a pilot program to test their effectiveness and they remain controversial today.

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Four-poster units to fight tick infestations were first suggested 10 years ago, but it took until 2008 for a pilot program to test their effectiveness and they remain controversial today.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The riots in the predominantly black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles were in full swing, spurred by two white police officers who stopped a black man suspected of driving while intoxicated. By the time the five-day rioting ended, 34 people were dead, 1,032 injured and nearly 4,000 had been arrested. (more…)

07/10/15 2:20pm
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO  |  Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO Paul Connor.

Eastern Long Island Hospital CEO and president Paul Connor reflected on the 110-year-old hospital’s monumental decision to partner with Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday morning, noting that the unanimous decision by the hospital’s board of trustees points to “very strong support from the medical team and staff.”

Details have yet to be revealed about how specifically the hospital’s decision to merge with SBU will affect day-to-day care on the North Fork, though Mr. Connor — CEO for the past 16 years — said that joining the larger health system will provide opportunities that surely would not have otherwise been available in the future.

“ELIH doesn’t have the size or revenue base” to get the insurance reimbursement rates that larger health systems get, he said, which explains decisions by other community hospitals on the East End to partner with larger operations themselves. (more…)

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04/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor, a job she recently left to move cross country with her family.

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Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Time magazine’s cover illustrated computers in society with a story on the first orbiting digital computer, described as a “hatbox-sized model” capable of making 7,000 calculations per second.

The United States launched the first space nuclear power reactor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City.

“My Fair Lady” took home the Best Picture Award as well as Academy Awards in seven other categories, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Julie Andrews, passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the movie role of Eliza Doolittle that she had initiated on Broadway, took the Best Actress statuette for her role in “Mary Poppins.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)