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02/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO An early job that has turned into a lifelong career at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport brought Lisa Richland to the East End, but she calls Shelter Island home.

JULIE LANE PHOTO An early job that has turned into a lifelong career at Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport brought Lisa Richland to the East End, but she calls Shelter Island home.

September 1, 1989 was the day Lisa Richland walked into Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport as its new director. It would be a year later that Bruce Saul walked into the same library looking for a book and found not only a good read but a relationship that would lead to marriage.

“Very romantic,” Ms. Richland said with a laugh about their meeting. (more…)

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02/14/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilman Albert Dickson.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilman Albert Dickson.

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board discussed finding a formula to be used when extensive renovations on a house would require the homeowner to have a nitrogen-reducing septic system installed. (more…)

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02/13/18 12:00pm
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO South Ferry COO Nicholas Morehead, at the controls of the Sunrise last summer, said a new South Ferry live stream is a 'win-win' for everyone involved.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO South Ferry COO Nicholas Morehead, at the controls of the Sunrise last summer, said a new South Ferry live stream is a ‘win-win’ for everyone involved.

South Ferry is ready for its close up.

Last week a webcam was installed at South Ferry and is broadcasting live via Hamptons.com. (more…)

02/03/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Are your ready for some ...you know

COURTESY PHOTO Are you ready for some …you know.

One autumn Sunday my brother tuned in to watch the game.

When a “Law and Order” rerun came on instead of cheerleaders, pickup truck commercials and mayhem, he turned to his wife, Sue, who was reading the newspaper, and asked, “Why do you think they’d cancel the game?”

Sue looked around the side of her paper and said, “For stupidity?” (more…)

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01/24/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Jim Preston, center, chairman of the nonprofit Shelter Island Emergency Ambulance Foundation, with EMT Mark Kanorvogel, left, presenting a check for $55,000 to Supervisor Gary Gerth at the Town Board work session Tuesday. The funds will go to pay for a second ambulance, which Mr. Preston said has been paid for entirely with cash.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Jim Preston, center, chairman of the nonprofit Shelter Island  Ambulance Foundation, with EMT Mark Kanorvogel, left, presenting a check for $55,000 to Supervisor Gary Gerth at the Town Board work session Tuesday. The funds will go to pay for a second ambulance, which Mr. Preston said has been paid for entirely with cash.

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board decided to tweak the town code in two places.

Building Permit Examiner Lori Beard Raymond told the board that a merger regulation in the code is outdated and should be “reviewed and reconsidered.” (more…)