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02/24/15 10:05am
JULIE LANE PHOTO While ice that had clung to the top of hydrants like this one on St. John’s Street in the Heights had melted by Tuesday morning, access would still not be easy for firefighters because of a lack of a path.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
While ice that had clung to the top of hydrants like this one on St. John’s Street in the Heights had melted by Tuesday morning, access would still not be easy for firefighters because of a lack of a path.

Had there been a fire in densely populated Shelter Island Heights during the last several snowy, icy weeks, it’s likely firefighters would have been hampered trying to control the blaze. (more…)

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02/04/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski outlined a plan to spread the costs of converting to high band communications over several years.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski outlined a plan to spread the costs of converting to high band communications over several years.

Word that Suffolk County is moving forward faster than expected in converting its radio communications system from low band to high band could have been a more than $300,000 expense for Shelter Island Fire Commissioners. But the ongoing efforts of one commissioner seems to have found a means of coping with the transition. (more…)

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12/12/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Making it clear
To the Editor:
Regarding last week’s letter (“Bones to Pick”), Mr. Evangelista either misunderstood my letter or I wasn’t clear.

My non-vote in last November’s election was to protest the Democratic Party strategy of distancing themselves from President Obama. I am against such a strategy that also has racial overtones. (more…)