10/24/19 8:00am

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Toby Green, left and Tom Cronin, reunited on Wades Beach after their journey from the beach to Key West, Fla., on specially rigged Yamaha jet skis. They will discuss the adventure at the next Friday Night Dialogues.

Shelter Islanders Tom Cronin and Toby Green will share stories of their record-breaking ski jet journey at the Shelter Island Public Library on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. as part of the Friday Night Dialogue series.

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09/11/19 12:35pm

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Earl Reiter, ex-chief William Rowland and Secretary Mike Johnson outside the Center Firehouse on Wednesday morning at the time the first World Trade Center tower was hit. Close to 3,000 people lost their lives when both towers were hit by terrorist-commandeered planes 18 years ago.

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09/11/19 10:30am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 9/11 memorial at the Center firehouse — an iron girder from Ground Zero. Its only adornment is a brass fire department insignia and the number ‘343,’ a reference to the number of firefighters who died that day.

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The 9/11 memorial at the Center firehouse — an iron girder from Ground Zero. Its only adornment is a brass fire department insignia and the number ‘343,’ a reference to the number of firefighters who died that day.

Originally published on September 11, 2016

On a brilliantly clear September day in 2001, a team of volunteer EMTs from Shelter Island climbed into two ambulances fully loaded with emergency medical supplies and drove west. (more…)

08/27/18 12:00pm
TERRY BROCKBANK PHOTO Tod Engle and Kathy Dyas-Brockbank rehearsing.

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Tod Engle and Kathy Dyas-Brockbank rehearsing.

In the days immediately following the 9/11 attacks, the task of memorializing the many who perished fell in some cases to those grieving multiple losses.

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