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07/15/14 12:38pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Natiliia, left, and Olga,Ukranian nationals working at the Dory this summer, are keeping track of loved ones and events in their war-torn country.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Natiliia, left, and Olga, Ukranian nationals working at the Dory this summer, are keeping track of loved ones and events in their war-torn country.

Two young waitresses in jeans and black T shirts quietly shuttled burgers on the back deck of the Dory to a group of boaters on a picturesque Tuesday afternoon.

As the lunchtime rush wound down, Dory owner Jack Kiffer polished the bar while the waitresses headed into the kitchen, whispering with heavy accents in a language not often heard around here. The two 20-year-old servers, Olga and Nataliia (they preferred not to give their last names) hail from the other side of the world. They call Mykolaiv, Ukraine home, a city of 500,000 in the southeastern part of that war-torn country. (more…)

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06/25/14 10:34am
COURTESY PHOTO |  Islander Miles Hoye, a colleague of Bill Romanchuk in fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant on Long Island, receives a copy of book chronicling the movement from Mr. Roamnchuck’s daughter, Julie.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Islander Miles Hoye, a colleague of Bill Romanchuk in fighting the construction of a nuclear power plant on Long Island, receives a copy of book chronicling the movement from Mr. Roamnchuck’s daughter, Julie.

The motto of the New York Police Department is “fidelis ad mortem,” a Latin phrase meaning “faithful until death.” After retiring to Shelter Island in 1974, former NYPD Officer William Romanchuk never forgot his duty to serve. (more…)