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Deputy Commissioner John Miller of the New York Police Department got a first-class ride back to New York City Monday afternoon.
It’s good to be the boss.
Deputy Commissioner John Miller of the New York Police Department got a first-class ride back to New York City Monday afternoon in an NYPD helicopter that picked him up from Klenawicus Airport on the Island , where he has a vacation home. (more…)
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Leonard Skuggevik will be named superintendent of the Shelter Island School District, replacing Dr. Michael Hynes, who is now the superintendent of the Patchogue-Medford School District.
When Shelter Island students return to school in September, they will be greeted by a new superintendent, Leonard Skuggevik.
Mr.Skuggevik has been secondary school principal in the neighboring Greenport Union Free School District for the past five years. (more…)
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Carole and Richard Baron, World War II POW and former publisher of Dial Press during the Civil Rights era, outside the beachfront home where they host children, step-children, grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Many Islanders know Richard Baron, a regular in the Memorial Day Parade, as a member of that “Greatest Generation” of Americans, a man who fought from North Africa to Anzio and on into Germany, where he was captured and spent the last four months of World War II as a prisoner of war.
His military record, from his wounding in Italy to his capture in Germany, makes for a fascinating tale, part of which is told in a book he co-authored in 1981 called “Raid,” about General George S. Patton’s disastrous attempt to free his son-in-law from the camp where Richard was a prisoner. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fresh Pond swimmers on a summer day three years ago. New tests have been encouraging that the pond is becoming safe for swimming.
Fresh Pond is beginning to live up to its name.
Test results taken in May by an independent laboratory contracted by the town gave the pond a clean bill of health, according to Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Strong pitching carried the Bucks to the playoffs and will be key to their success in the post season. Above, Isaac OBear of Grambling State University pitched to a 1.38 ERA during the regular season.
After missing the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League playoffs last season, the Shelter Island Bucks will be seeing postseason action in 2014.
A 21-19 record secured the Bucks’ the third seed in the playoffs. They will face the second seeded Sag Harbor Whalers in a best of three series. (more…)