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05/31/19 12:00pm

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Island care
To the Editor:
Now that I am nearly recovered and getting around with my walker, I take my pen to thank all the persons who took such good care of me and called the Shelter Island Police Department and the Emergency Medical Services when I fell near the North Ferry office over three months ago. (more…)

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04/11/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Testing for saltwater intrusion at Sylvester Manor are United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm (stooping) while colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como record readings of depths where salt and freshwater interface.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Testing for saltwater intrusion at Sylvester Manor are United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm (stooping) while colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como record readings of depths where salt and freshwater interface.

If some $40,000 spread over a three-year period for water quality testing seems high, consider the cost of drilling new wells to do the same testing that would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

But thanks to equipment being used around the Island by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), at least 20 sites are being tested by computer mapping for saltwater intrusion into wells with no drilling, according to lead USGS scientist Fred Stumm. (more…)

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01/09/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Dr. James Bedford, author and University of California psychology professor, became the first person to be cryogenically preserved following his death. His body is still at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona. (more…)

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06/14/16 10:02am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO An ambulance left the Shelter Island EMS headquarters one day last summer on a call that resulted in a life saved and a prestigious award presented to the the Island's first responders.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO An ambulance left the Shelter Island EMS headquarters one day last summer on a call that resulted in a life saved and a prestigious award presented to the the Island’s first responders.

What led to a prestigious award for the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services, one of only two presented by Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) for all EMS units dealing with strokes in Suffolk County, began one afternoon last summer. (more…)