09/02/15 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Some kids are eager, some worried, and most a little of both for school to start. Keeping the last of summer alive last week, from left, Riley Renault, Elijah Davidson, Nathan Cronin, Hayden Davidson, Cooper Renault and Pacey Cronin on the slide. Seated in back, from left, Abby Kotula, Susan Cronin and Kate Davidson.

Katie Springer was asked if she was busy this time of year getting her children ready to go back to school. “I’d like to talk,” she said. “But I’m too busy getting the kids ready to go back to school.”

It’s a given that this is a busy time for parents and children. Busy, and at times stressful, on the emotions and on a family’s pocketbook. (more…)

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09/02/15 10:07am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Resident Vincent Novak, left, presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a sample of Fresh Pond’s water at the Town Board’s work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Resident Vincent Novak, left, presenting Supervisor Jim Dougherty with a sample of Fresh Pond’s water at the Town Board’s work session Tuesday.

Did he drink pond water? Yes, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said, he did.

Twice.

But Vincent Novak, who gave the supervisor a sample of water from Fresh Pond at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, said Mr. Dougherty merely put a paper cup to his lips and didn’t drink. (more…)

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09/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ed Brown reflected on his years of service, and wanted to scotch a rumor or two.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ed Brown reflected on his years of service, and wanted to scotch a rumor or two.

To say that Councilman Ed Brown plays his cards close to the vest might be an understatement.

A Town Board colleague heard from friends of Mr. Brown and his wife, Cheryl, who had had dinner with the Brown’s Monday night, less than 24 hours before Mr. Brown surprised everyone by announcing he would resign his seat. “He didn’t mention a word about resigning” to his friends, the colleague said. (more…)

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08/31/15 11:13am
COURTESY PHOTO The 1929 Brewster Fleet2 single engine bi-plane after it crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip Sunday afternoon.

COURTESY PHOTOs The 1929 Brewster Fleet2 single engine bi-plane after it crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip Sunday afternoon.

George DeMar,83, of Westhampton Beach, the pilot of the bi-plane that crashed early Sunday afternoon at Klenawicus Airstrip, and his passenger, Susan Klenawicus, 52, of Shelter Island were both treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport and released yesterday, according to hospital spokesperson Eileen Solomon.

Jim Pugh, head of the Shelter Island Pilot’s Association, said weather conditions, plus an overloaded plane, caused the crash. (more…)

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08/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

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The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that you can’t be in the post office for very long these days without “someone telling you how Shelter Island is changing before their eyes. We’re just trying to put a few brakes on.”

She was speaking of a subcommittee made up of herself, Town Attorney Laury Dowd and Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Peter Reich who have been tasked to come up with plans to reduce the sizes of new houses on the Island. (more…)