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07/30/19 10:00am

RICHARD LOMUSCIO
Can you hear what I hear? Listening to music on Eleanor Oakley’s porch on Sunday were, from left, Councilman Jim Colligan (seated), Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, Councilman Albert Dickson, Reporter columnist Bob Lipsyte and Councilman Paul Shepherd.

Three Town Board members and three police officers came to Eleanor Oakley’s home on Gardiners Creek to check out sound levels emanating from a concert at Sylvester Manor on Sunday evening. (more…)

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06/02/15 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO The blue Ford Police Interceptor that has joined the fleet of white SUVs of the Island's Police Department.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO The blue Ford Police Interceptor that has joined the fleet of white SUVs of the Island’s Police Department.

The Shelter Island Police Department has welcomed a black sheep into the family. Well, change that color to blue and emphasize the word “welcome.” (more…)

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10/01/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

When it comes to the prospect of a hurricane striking Shelter Island, some people resort to crossed fingers and/or prayer.

Police Chief James Read, however, has a plan. (more…)

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07/18/14 10:11am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Island residents and town officials at the perimeter of the PSEG Jamesport substation on a town-sponsored field trip to the site Thursday morning.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Island residents and town officials at the perimeter of the PSEG Jamesport substation on a town-sponsored field trip to the site Thursday morning.

The facility is in Jamesport, up a dirt road screened by trees from Sound Avenue.

A chain link fence topped by barbed wire defines the perimeter. The other side of the fence is a complex of huge, gray transformers and circuit breakers. Lights are placed on 30-foot high poles and there are several lighting rods, looking like whisks, placed around the facility. A red sign on the metal fence states: “Electrical Equipment Inside — Can Shock, Burn or Cause death.” (more…)