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05/06/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island School District Clerk Jacki Dunning.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island School District Clerk Jacki Dunning.

Advice passed down from one mother to another: “The biggest secret in parenting is to laugh a lot, smile a lot.”

That’s one lesson Jacki Dunning learned from her mother. “There’s plenty of laughter in our house,” Ms. Dunning said in her office at the Shelter Island School where she is the school district’s clerk.

She and husband, Kevin, are about to see their nest emptying as their youngest child, Elizabeth, 18, heads to college in September. Their son Matthew, who will be 20 in August, is completing his second year at St. John’s University. (more…)

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05/06/16 12:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO World-renowned Egyptologist, and Island resident, Jack Josephson.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO World-renowned Egyptologist, and Shelter Island resident, Jack Josephson.

Hard to believe but true: Shelter Island is not only the home of one Egyptologist, but two, and both of them have had front row seats at one of the most interesting, still-developing archeological stories of the decade.

Like all good stories, it’s filled with questions to keep you interested. Is there a chamber full of untold treasure? Has a centuries-old mystery been solved? Has a scientist, derided by some, been proven right? (more…)

05/06/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

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It’s rare these days for people to remain in one job, in one place, for more than 30 years. But Mike and Susan Laspia have done just that, with Mike starting work as Mashomack Preserve’s director in 1980, and his wife Susan coming on board as preserve operations manager three years later.

News that they will be retiring this September means the Island will be losing two of its greatest assets. (more…)