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05/15/19 10:00am

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…)

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08/31/18 10:00am


On August 11, Shelter Island police officers, assisted by Southold police officers and one “underage agent,” visited four restaurants on Shelter Island and arrested bartenders at The Dory, SALT and Sunset Beach Hotel.

The bartenders allegedly failed to ask the underage agent to present identification and sold him alcohol. (more…)

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03/01/17 2:00pm
Word has come that one of the most dedicated firefighters in Shelter Island history has passed away.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A new tower at the Center firehouse is expected to help with dispatches to firefighters .

The nightmare of faulty communications between dispatchers in Southold and firefighters on Shelter Island is one step closer to a resolution. (more…)