Free Family Emergency Preparedness Training

Emergency PreparednessFrom “Community Viewpoint” South Shore Press:

On Monday, June 19th at 6:30pm, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will host a FREE Emergency Preparedness Training at the Longwood Public Library (800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island).

The program will give residents of all ages the tools and resources they need to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. Free Emergency Starter Kits will be given to each household upon successful completion of the training.

“As we begin to enter hurricane season, it is important that all residents are prepared for different types of storms and emergency situations,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage residents to participate in this emergency training program to learn how to respond accordingly to a multitude of situations.”

All participants must register in advance. You can register online by visiting and clicking “Training Events” or you can call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.

Giant Hogweed – DO NOT TOUCH!


Giant HogWeed Hazard

Giant hogweed (Heracleummantegazzianum) is a Federally listed noxious weed.

Its sap, in combination with moisture and sunlight, can cause severe skin and eye irritation, painful blistering, permanent scarring and blindness.

Contact between the skin and the sap of this plant occurs either through brushing against the bristles on the stem or breaking the stem or leaves.

Find out much more about this REAL HEALTH HAZARD at the NYS Department of Environmental Conversation Web Site!

Giant HogWeed Brochure

38th Annual Shelter Island Run – Volunteers Needed!

38th Annual Shelter Island Run

38th Annual Shelter Island Run


Good evening fellow Amateur Radio Operators!

It is time again for the 38th Annual Shelter Island Run!  This year the annual run will be held on SATURDAY, June 17, 2017.



All available Radio Operators will meet behind the Shelter Island Post Office, Rt. 114 and West Thomas Street, Shelter Island at 1600 hrs for assignment.

The runners step off at 1730 hrs and we secure at approximately 1900 hrs.

If you can volunteer for this event, please RSVP to  –

We are the eyes and ears of the Race Committee and Emergency Services,
it is always a rewarding day for both the runners and the radio operators!

Thank you for your support!
Don Fisher N2QHV, ARES EC Town of Southold
Neal Raymond N2QZA, ARES EC Town of Shelter Island

Skywarn Training June 8th

SkyWarn Training

Skywarn Training is coming up! Origen KD2MRN is offering to car pool on June 8th @ 7PM.

Use the ACT Team roster to contact Origen if you are interested in car pooling.

Get more information about SkyWarn Traning and register for the session at the National Weather Service Web Site.