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In the wake of an April 3 decision by the Deer & Tick Committee to reject a proposal for the town to burn open spaces to control ticks, Supervisor Gary Gerth said the Fire Department would begin training for residents to have controlled burns on their properties. (more…)
Seven months ago, Suffolk County officials pledged $2 million toward new safety measures for public and private schools countywide.
The bond funded licensing fees for school districts to install the RAVE Panic Button, a mobile smartphone application that allows users to instantly notify law enforcement of emergency situations, such as an active shooter, at schools.
But if an emergency situation were to arise in any of the five East End towns, most district officials would still dial 911. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming
Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac), who represents the Island, was a solid winner for a second two-year term capturing 64 percent of votes in Tuesday’s election. Republican challenger Heather Collins took 36 percent of votes. (more…)
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Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services EMT of the Year Lieutenant Kevin Dunning, right, receiving his award from SIEMS Chief Phil Power at a June 13 gala dinner at the Pridwin.
When the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services (SIEMS) volunteers drop what they’re doing to answer a call, they find out en route who among their two dozen colleagues will also be at the scene. In a typical week, they may interact with just a few members of the squad. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd responded to an article in the May 12 issue of the Reporter.
To the Editor:
In all the commotion that goes with front page headlines (“Councilman Shepherd fears future ‘indiscriminate slaughter,” May 12), it may have gotten lost that I told Deer and Tick Committee Chairman Mike Schiebel that they have done a good job, so I’ll repeat that here. The committee’s efforts, along with that of the hunting community, are making a positive difference, in my opinion. (more…)