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02/25/19 10:00am

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Maria Serano with her children, Daniel and Margaret at the Federal Courthouse in Central Islip on Valentine’s Day after she was sworn in as a newly minted U.S. citizen.

Islanders who remember when Maria Serano seemed to practically live at Maria’s Kitchen may have wondered where she’s been at times over the past year while others have been minding the store. (more…)

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08/07/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Lisa Cholnoky,right, with Heights post office employee Joan Tehan late last month, preparing to mail 535 hand addressed letters to every member of Congress.

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Lisa Cholnoky,right, with Heights post office employee Joan Tehan late last month, preparing to mail 535 hand addressed letters to every member of Congress.

The massive amount of mail delivered daily to the U.S. Capitol for representatives and senators had a boost from Shelter Island late last month — 535 letters to be exact. (more…)

08/19/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Just one of the many happy residents who attended the Shelter Island Fire Department's Chicken Barbecue last Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Just one of the many happy residents who attended the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue last Saturday.

The old saying, “No rest for the weary,” should be “Little rest for the bravest” when it comes to putting together one of summer’s greatest traditions, the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue.

It’s ironic that the firefighters, who must drop everything to respond to emergency calls and work hard for the community all year, don’t even get off a Saturday in August. They work at the barbecue, along with the department’s Women’s Auxiliary for all the rest of us. (more…)

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06/29/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

A new Senate bill would prevent Plum Island from being sold to the highest bidder and pave the way for ownership of the mostly undeveloped parcel to be transferred to a federal environmental agency. (more…)