The Youngs pose with their daughter, now known as Elizabeth ‘Missie’ Mercer, in Florida this April.
When Joan Elizabeth Young was born on the Islander the morning of August 22, 1954, newspaper accounts suggested that no other baby would ever be born on a ferry boat between Shelter Island and Greenport again.
Sixty years later, that prediction published in both the New York Herald Tribune and the East Hampton Star holds true. (more…)
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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is hosting free sessions to educate the public on ticks and mosquitoes.
What type of tick is that? Is citronella effective to repel mosquitos? Did you know bug zappers do not attract mosquitos and actually kill many beneficial insects? (more…)
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Shelter Island Public Library will present a discussion on Emperor Augustus by historian Dryden G. Liddle, at Friday Night Dialogues tomorrow.
With more than a little — and much needed — perspective on today’s political sturm und drang, noted historian and Ram Island summer resident, Dryden G. Liddle, comes to Friday Night Dialogues at the Library on August 22 to discuss Emperor Augustus, whose legacy embraces the development of today’s political, social and economic institutions. (more…)
In a story posted yesterday,”Shelter Island Town Board work session report,” and in print today, on a public meeting and a Building Department’s investigation of complaints about an unsafe structure on a North Menantic property, the resident said errors were made.
The structure is not “rodent infested,” the resident said, and the issue has come to light due to a neighbor’s harassment.