I tell my journalism students the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was the best thing to come along for journalists since the typewriter. For nearly 40 years in my investigative reporting course at SUNY Old Westbury, I teach the history and use of FOIA.
In fact, not just journalists, but anybody can utilize FOIA. It opens a window on what government does — what these days is called “transparency” — and is a treasure for democracy. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Sleepy summer day
A sculpture by the late, world-renowned artist, Ernst Neizvestny, outside his home and studio on Peppermill Lane.
For more, visit: http://shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/2016/08/19/looking-back-on-the-home-and-work-of-a-renowned-island-artist/.
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
On vacation this month in a summer resort beach town in Oregon, Codger was determined not to be a “touron,” that inelegant, barely acceptable term that many people on Shelter Island, including Codger, use to describe those inelegant, barely acceptable visitors who walk, talk, dress, drive and park in ways that mark them as tourist morons. (more…)
Most of us could name at least one president we’d like to see face trial by a jury of regular folks. But a pair of Shelter Island writers took that fantasy a step further. (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | A view overlooking the Island Boatyard. The Menantic Peninsula Association meets tomorrow at 4 p.m.
The Menantic Peninsula Association will hold its Annual Meeting Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. on the deck of the Island Boatyard. (more…)