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08/16/19 4:30pm

Martin Mayer died at age 91 on Aug. 1 at his home on Shelter Island.

Martin was a prolific author, journalist and critic. Effortlessly able to balance work and so many other aspects of his life, he took an interest in nearly everything around him and found a way to write about it. (more…)

07/24/19 8:00am

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James Monatgue flashing some power at the Shelter Island Cricket Match last summer at the field next to the Island Boatyard .

Almost two-and-a-half centuries after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Shelter Island is still home to Britons. So much so that this Saturday, July 27, they’ll again be hosting the annual Shelter Island Cricket Match. (more…)

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03/16/19 11:00am

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Supervisor Gary Gerth (left) received a check for $11,400 from the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation that will be used to pay for heating the bay where ambulances are parked at EMS headquarters. Mark Kanarvogel presented the check at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

The bays where ambulances are parked at EMS headquarters often see temperatures of 56 to 58 degrees —  temperatures too cold to protect some medications and equipment. (more…)

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01/02/19 4:30pm

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Supervisor Gary Gerth (second from left) on Monday accepted a $60,000 check to be deposited into the Emergency Medical Services capital reserve fund. With him are (from left) Sam Case, EMS Director Jack Thilberg and Mark Kanarvogel.

How does the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services team pay for an expensive piece of equipment like a new vehicle? It’s all thanks to the Shelter Island Ambulance Foundation, which  is the nonprofit group that raises money to support such purchases.

On Monday, Supervisor Gary Gerth received a $60,000 check from the foundation that will be deposited into the EMS Capital Reserve Account to be used the next time an ambulance purchase is needed.

The EMS’ latest vehicle is a 2018 Dodge 4500 Type 1 ambulance that was paid for entirely with foundation funds.

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