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06/07/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Mike Bebon, at home on Shelter Island.

Mike Bebon was deputy director of operations at the Brookhaven National Lab and a weekend Islander for 20-plus years when he got a call from someone at the Shelter Island Public Library asking if he would come take a look at the boiler. (more…)

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08/08/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Plum Island Lighthouse.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill July 25 to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder for the second time. (more…)

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11/26/16 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Plum Island Lighthouse remains in poor condition with no money forthcoming for restoration.

East End residents interested in learning about efforts to preserve Plum Island will have the chance to attend a screening of a short film about the cause, featuring actor Sam Waterston of “Law & Order.” (more…)

10/11/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Plum Island

COURTESY PHOTO | The Plum Island Animal Disease Center

The 800-pound gorilla in the hearing room as local and state officials and environmentalists pushed last week for the preservation of Plum Island was the issue of toxic areas on the island. (more…)

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08/14/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

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The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

Tell people you’re visiting Plum Island and be prepared for a litany of the perils in store for you. You’ll be reminded of persistent rumors springing from dire biological experiments that have taken place there and that still might be going on.

Just one,“How interesting” would have been nice. (more…)