07/10/19 10:00am

COURTESY PHOTO A jubilant Pete Disch aced the fifth hole at Shelter Island Country Club at Goat Hill on July 3.

Pete Disch nailed a 6-iron off the tee on the 157-yard No. 5 to score the third hole-in-one of his golfing career, and his second ace at Shelter Island Country Club (SICC) at Goat Hill.

Disch, of Shelter Island, was playing on Wednesday, July 3 with this reliable golfing partner, Jack Cortner. “I hit it straight at the pin,” which was placed right center on the sloping left-to-right green, Disch said. (more…)

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09/25/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

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‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

Islanders may not know him as “Doc,” but it’s a name Larry Lechmanski’s former Southampton students gave him many years ago for his abilities to fix what went wrong with anything mechanical. (more…)

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10/20/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

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There are proposals for placing a tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane.

Fire District taxes will go down for homeowners in 2018, it was learned at the Board of Fire Commissioners meeting last Tuesday night.

Even though the budget shows an increase of some $15,000 or 1.89 percent, the tax base has increased so that the Fire District tax bill for a home assessed at $814,000 will decrease by $6.62. (more…)

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03/28/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO This rendering of what a cell tower at the Manhansett Firehouse would look like is false, according to Commissioner Larry Lechmanski.

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This rendering of what a cell tower at the Manhansett Firehouse would look like is false, according to Commissioner Larry Lechmanski.

The mystery of who generated that picture claiming to represent what  a new cell tower would look like if erected at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane has been solved. (more…)