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01/06/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich

Loren Reich was a well-paid, internationally-traveling executive based in Manhattan, when she decided she was ready to move to the Island full-time in 2005, after years of coming out weekends. She saw an ad for an executive assistant position and when she got a call from the man doing the screening he had a warning. The position involved working at a laboratory run by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the study of animal diseases. (more…)

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01/28/16 1:18pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The Shelter Island Police Department, leading an investigation assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies, arrested a Bronx man at his home Monday night on felony drug charges.

Fred J. Conforto, 41, was taken into custody and brought to the Island where he was arraigned in Shelter Island Justice Court.

He was charged with three counts of the criminal sale of controlled substances and was then remanded to the Suffolk County Correction Facility in Riverside. (more…)

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06/02/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Police arrested a suspect at Newark International Airport and charged him with robbing an Island restaurant's safe after the Memorial Day weekend.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Police arrested a suspect at Newark International Airport and charged him with robbing an Island restaurant’s safe after the Memorial Day weekend.

A case that began Tuesday May 26 with a theft of currency and other items from an Island restaurant’s safe was cracked about a week later when a Shelter Island Police officer arrested a suspect at Newark Liberty International Airport. (more…)

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03/28/15 12:53pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Police Department led multiple law enforcement agencies in a five month long investigation that led to the arrest of three Islanders.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Police Department led multiple law enforcement agencies in a five month long investigation that led to the arrest of three Islanders.

The Shelter Island Police Department made three arrests on felony drug charges in a wide-ranging investigation that involved numerous agencies and took five months of investigation. (more…)

07/24/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | An aerial view of Plum Island.

A group of Congressional representatives led by Tim Bishop of Southampton, who represents Shelter Island, is calling on the federal government not to sell Plum Island, as it plans, but to put it under the jurisdiction of a “federal agency such as the U.S. National Park Service or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” In their June 30 letter to the House and Senate appropriation committees, the representatives says they “remain deeply concerned” about the “ecological value” of Plum Island. (more…)