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01/08/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

When three write-in candidates ousted the entire slate of incumbent trustees in the Village of Dering Harbor election in June the state’s smallest municipality went a bit bonkers. (more…)

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12/29/17 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio.

Local property taxes for 2018 aren’t due until January 10 — for the first-half payment, May 31 for the second-half.

But that hasn’t stopped Shelter Islanders from joining other New Yorkers in delivering payments early in the hope of being able to write them off against their 2017 income taxes. (more…)

12/21/17 4:30pm
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COURTESY PHOTO

If cold days and long nights put you in the mood for treating yourself to meal out, you can get a taste of holiday cheer without boarding a ferry. (more…)

12/19/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Jimbo Theinert, far left, with participants in a recent veterans’ retreat at the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico. A Shelter Island couple has raised $20,000 for construction of a bunkhouse that will expand the capacity of the ranch to offer restorative retreats, free of charge, to active and veteran soldiers and Gold Star families. The charity was created in honor of Mr. Theinert’s brother, Lt. Joseph L. Theinert of Shetler Island, killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

COURTESY PHOTO Jimbo Theinert, far left, with participants in a recent veterans’ retreat at the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico. A Shelter Island couple has raised $20,000 for construction of a bunkhouse that will expand the capacity of the ranch to offer restorative retreats, free of charge, to active and veteran soldiers and Gold Star families. The charity was created in honor of Mr. Theinert’s brother, Lt. Joseph L. Theinert of Shetler Island, killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010.

A girl who died of leukemia at age 4 nearly 40 years ago is being remembered by her family in a gift to the Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund that her mother said helps fulfill a promise she made to “live in happiness for her.” (more…)

12/14/17 8:00am

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With holiday lights a’blazing, the Island looks especially festive during these longest nights of the year. While many shops scale back hours in winter, you can still find all sorts of gift items or plan for holiday catering without boarding a ferry. (more…)