09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

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Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)

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09/17/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A 4-poster in use on Martha’s Vineyard back in 2004 when Shelter Island was first considering what to do about fighting its deer and tick problems.

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A 4-poster in use on Martha’s Vineyard back in 2004 when Shelter Island was first considering what to do about fighting its deer and tick problems.

50 Years Ago

Goldfinger, the latest in the James Bond series, debuted in movie houses

Bewitched starring Elizabeth Montgomery broadcast its first show on ABC

Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway

Country singer Trisha Yearwood was born

Irish dramatist Sean O’Casey died at age 84

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

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09/12/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Joanne Goodhart was one of many Garden Club of Shelter Island members in September 2004 helping to lead the celebration of 70 years of adding to the beauty of the Island through plantings evident throughout town. Happy 80th!

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Joanne Goodhart was one of many Garden Club of Shelter Island members in September 2004 helping to lead the celebration of 70 years of adding to the beauty of the Island through plantings evident throughout town. Happy 80th!

September 11, 2001

If President Franklin Roosevelt declared Pearl Harbor as a day that would live in infamy, for those too young to remember that attack,  September 11, 2001, the day thousands died in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Buildings, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, was a day that continues to haunt people worldwide who are still engaged in a war against terrorist activities. (more…)

09/12/14 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

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Andrew Graffagnino fixes a boat at the Island Boatyard.

They’re not all ready to embrace the possibility that the national economy is showing long-term signs of recovery, but most Shelter Island business owners are boasting about a remarkable summer season. (more…)

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09/10/14 10:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | David Harms of Hay Beach presented petitions to the Town Board Tuesday on a proposed cell tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | David Harms of Hay Beach presented petitions to the Town Board Tuesday on a proposed cell tower.

A petition and related emails from 257 Island residents asks the Town Board to hire a consultant to be ready to tackle questions about the proposed cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane. (more…)