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The first New Year’s Eve I worked, I got to the garage in the early afternoon and took a seat on the bench in the drivers’ room. The cabbie next to me had two rolls of paper towels and an industrial-size plastic jug of Lysol. When I asked him what they were for he looked at me as if I truly was born yesterday. (more…)
Preliminary reports from absentee ballots counted over the weekend from Shelter Island’s November 7 election indicate that Democrat Albert Dickson has taken the lead over Republican Marcus Kaasik for a Town Board seat. (more…)
Lieutenant James Colligan, taking a break from his duties in Vietnam in 1970.
The young soldier, a private not yet 20, sat on the side of a bunk, feet on the floor, tears streaking his cheeks, pointing a .45 caliber pistol at his chest. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Victorious Republicans toasting their sweep in the Town Board election Tuesday night. Raising glasses at the American Legion Hall moments after hearing the election results, are, from left, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth and Town Councilman-elect Marcus Kaasik.
In a stunning upset, Republican Gary Gerth, a newcomer to Shelter Island politics, defeated Supervisor Jim Dougherty who was making a bid for a sixth term. (more…)
The day was no more than an hour old when Ellen set out on Halloween for her hike.
Huge stones, which seemed to be growing out of the fields, looked purple in the new light. A stout wind cut across the flat limestone land where there was no vegetation to be seen, only rock. This place, called the Burren, stretches for miles across the western part of County Clare. (more…)