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07/25/15 9:38pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The vintage  Stearman training aircraft being righted by a crane at Kleanwicus Airfield.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The vintage Stearman training aircraft being righted by a crane at Kleanwicus Airfield.

The pilot who flipped the vintage World War II-era plane completely upside down after landing at Klenawicus Airfield Saturday morning has been identified as Robert Fritts, 88, of Manorville, according to the Shelter Island Police Department. (more…)

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07/25/15 1:44pm
TYLER SHEPHERD PHOTO A World War II-era airplane that flipped over shortly after landing at Klenawicus Airfield this morning before being righted and removed.

TYLER SHEPHERD PHOTO A World War II-era airplane that flipped over shortly after landing at Klenawicus Airfield this morning before being righted and removed.

A vintage aircraft dating from World War II completely flipped upside down shortly after landing at Klenawicus Airfield this morning. (more…)

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04/14/15 7:04am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A Suffolk County Police helicopter flying in at right to transport pilot Michael Russo  to Stony Brook University Hospital.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A Suffolk County Police helicopter flying in at right to transport pilot Michael Russo to Stony Brook University Hospital yesterday evening.

Update: Michael Russo, 80, of Shelter Island, remained in serious condition at midday in Stony Brook University Hospital, according to Melissa Weir, director of media relations for the hospital.

According to hospital designations “serious” means: “Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is acutely ill.” (more…)

08/15/14 12:00pm
MIKE RUSSO PHOTO| Shelter Island Pilot's Association member Jim Pugh at the dedication of a new sign at Klenawicus Field Wednesday.

MIKE RUSSO PHOTO| Shelter Island Pilot’s Association member Jim Pugh, left, at the dedication of a new sign at Klenawicus Field Wednesday.

Wednesday the Klenawicus family, friends, pilots, Supervisor Dougherty and members of the Shelter Island Historical Society, partnered with the Shelter Island Pilot’s Association to create a a new marker of historical events that have occurred at Klenawicus Field. (more…)