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09/13/19 2:16pm

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO The remains of a fire-gutted boat Thursday morning.

Update: More information has been reported by the Shelter Island Fire Department on the boat fire Thursday.

Firefighter David Porello said crews were on the scene and the fire was extinguished 11 minutes after receiving the call at 10:06 a.m.

After the fire was under control, firefighters dragged it to shallow water to “ensure all flames were extinguished,” Mr. Porello said.

Below is the original story with additional photos.

A fire broke out about 10 a.m. Thursday on a boat docked at 50 Westmoreland Drive, according to the Shelter Island Police Department (SIPD). (more…)

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08/07/19 12:00pm

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Traffic Control Officer Taylor Rando, on the job on Grand Avenue.

Jared Hamilton, Taylor Rando and Robert Hitscherich are this summer’s Shelter Island Police Department’s Traffic Control Officers (TCOs).
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05/15/19 10:00am

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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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04/18/19 5:12pm

STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19, 2018.

Two days after the one-year anniversary of Reverend Canon Paul Wancura’s death, the Suffolk County Police Department is re-releasing it’s notice of the $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of the Island resident. (more…)

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03/05/19 4:30pm

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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…)