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03/09/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

A reset to civility
It was an encouraging sign that there was no return Tuesday to the bitterness and childish behavior that was witnessed in the Town Hall meeting room a week ago. (more…)

02/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Boiling over

“Threats.” “Collusion.” “Hate speech.”

This is some of the language being used as the Town Board prepares to draft and vote on legislation to regualte homeowners who rent their properties for short-term stays.

It gets worse, with particularly vile, unsubstantiated accusations being aired, but won’t be repeated here because there’s no profit in throwing gasoline on a dumpster fire. (more…)

02/03/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO SChool Superintendent Len Skuggevick greets, from left, Leo Napolis, George McDonald and Harry Clark on the first day of school, Septermber 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO SChool Superintendent Len Skuggevick greets, from left, Leo Napolis, George McDonald and Harry Clark on the first day of school, Septermber 2016.

When State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued his “fiscal stress report” last week, it was designed to provide an early warning system to school districts that their financial houses might not be in order. (more…)

12/01/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO These hardy souls helped raise more than $15,000 for the Friends of the Library.

Thanksgiving weekend on Shelter Island, like many American places, provides space for a special time, when people celebrate with their families by either travelling to or hosting loved ones.

This sense of having a place to share happy memories is, if we’re lucky, one of the benefits of the long weekend. But we’re doubly fortunate that many Islanders remember more than just family gatherings from the past, but provide all of us with reminders of the community values of sharing and contributing that make our home better.

Plus, we have fun doing it. (more…)