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05/15/19 10:00am

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Proud parents Police Chief Jim Read and Denise Read with their son, James III, who has joined the Shelter Island Police Department.

The Shelter Island Police Department (SIPD) is adding a new, albeit familiar, name to its ranks.

James Read III, the son of Police Chief Jim Read, graduated from the Suffolk County Police Academy on last week, marking the completion of a six-month training period. He is currently assigned to six weeks of field training with Police Officer Anthony Rando before he will work on his own in late June. (more…)

05/13/19 2:00pm

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Essay winner Mae Brigham told the audience at the D.A.R.E. graduation last Friday what the program has taught her about good decision making in being loyal to her friends.

It takes a village, a community of parents, teachers, police and so many more to teach children how to make responsible decisions.

On May 10, fifteen 4th and 5th graders, who have been working with Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando, told an audience in the school auditorium what they’ve learned in the way of life skills they believe will ensure their future success.

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02/06/19 8:00am

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Cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

Jean Lawless was walking her dogs on Menhaden Lane and took a path not far from the beach that winds through Suffolk County parkland.

Instead of a peaceful stroll through dunes and an undisturbed patch of cedar, cherry, locust and other trees, she came on a scene of environmental desecration. Dozens of the trees had been chain-sawed, leaving stumps and branches scattered everywhere on the protected, publicly owned land. (more…)