Heavy smoke poured from an upstairs room of this house at 16 Marc Street Tuesday afternoon while firefighters on the scene were delayed in being able to get water to the house.
In an original post yesterday evening, we mistakenly reported that firefighters responding to a blaze in an upstairs room at 16 Marc Street were delayed up to half an hour getting water on the fire.
This is untrue, according to Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter, who told the Reporter, “We had plenty of water on the trucks as a primary source. We had issues getting the secondary supply to the trucks, but we already had water on the fire within minutes.”
The Reporter regrets the error.
Below is the original story.
William James Mills II
William James Mills II, a lifelong resident of Greenport, passed away December 19, 2016, surrounded by his family and the compassionate staff of Eastern Long Island Hospital (ELIH). He was 95. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The aftermath of a fire on Penny’s Path that originated from a portable generator on Saturday afternoon.
At around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, at the height of the blizzard, Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Greg Sulahian was driving near West Neck Harbor.
He heard the Center firehouse whistle and simultaneously the radio started to crackle. A house was on fire on Penny’s Path in Long View. (more…)
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Bryan Knipfing of Shelter Island Heights won the May Mile 5K in Greenport Saturday morning in 17 minutes 57 seconds.
For the eighth consecutive year, Peconic Landing celebrated Older Americans Month with a May Mile and 5K race/walk on Saturday morning in Greenport.
Despite predictions of stormy weather, hundreds turned out for the event, which benefits the Greenport Fire Department.
Shelter Island Heights resident Bryan Knipfing crossed the finish line first with a time of 17 minutes 57 seconds in the 5K. 10-year-old Tommy Vine of Brooklyn was the first female finisher in 22:41.