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09/20/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

The timing was perfect.

With Texas and Louisiana recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Florida still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria rampaging through the Caribbean, a tropical storm brushing past the East End this week and fears of a monster storm coming next week, Tuesday’s Town Board work session led off with a presentation about climate change and its effects on communities. (more…)

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09/14/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

The political wisdom that election season begins after Labor Day is not quite true for Shelter Island — the kick off is always a bit later than the first Monday in September. (more…)

09/04/17 10:00am
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JULIE LANE PHOTO

One of the things the British get right is leaving the long weekends that begin and end summer without names weighed down with significance.

Over there they’re called “bank holidays,” a generic term simply meaning a long weekend with Monday off.

We insist on calling the summer kickoff Memorial Day, which has recovered some of its original meaning because of mounting numbers of dead Americans some of us remember for their service in the misguided wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But Labor Day lost its original meaning long ago. (more…)