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07/10/15 12:16pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO An injured osprey readied for transport after a car struck a pole Thursday morning knocking down its nest.

DON BINDLER PHOTO An injured osprey readied for transport after a car struck a pole Thursday morning knocking down its nest.

A vehicle driving on Ram Island Drive yesterday morning struck a pole holding an osprey’s nest  on top, killing one young bird and injuring another . (more…)

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05/14/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
SEEDS General Manager Gerry Bogaz tried to rally support for a South Fork ferry service to Connecticut during a Shelter Island presentation in the spring of 2005.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Herald-Tribune reported the world’s first “porpoise to porpoise” long distance call made by Moby Dick, star of the porpoise show at Floridaland in Sarasota, to Keki,  one of the performing porpoises as Sea Life Park in Hawaii. (more…)

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03/27/14 8:00am
DEBEORAH MUNDY PHOTO | Landscaper Christian Johnson and members of his crew repairing an osprey nesting site this week.

DOROTHY MUNDY PHOTO | Landscaper Christian Johnson and members of his crew repairing an osprey nesting site this week.

Ospreys that have been sighted on Shelter Island aren’t yet back in the area of the First Causeway on Ram Island. But when landscaper Christian Johnson observed a pole there Tuesday that looked like it wouldn’t properly support a nest, he called Mashomack Preserve’s Mike Laspia for advice about what he could do to reinforce the pole. (more…)

03/05/14 1:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO It was an easier day in 1964 when Long Island Lighting Company was able to bury a cable linking Shelter Island to a Greenport substation.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
It was an easier day in 1964 when Long Island Lighting Company was able to bury a cable linking Shelter Island to a Greenport substation.

50 YEARS AGO
New electric cable installed under sound

In March 1964, the Long Island Lighting Company blasted a new electric power supply cable five feet into the sand beneath Shelter Island Sound between the Island and Greenport. (more…)