02/12/16 10:00am

 

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK

Card companies, florists and candy shops conspire to keep Valentine’s Day alive, and although options to celebrate may be limited in the depths of an Island February, love will find a way.

While many restaurants have closed for the season, a few are vying for lovebirds to choose their eateries as part of the celebration. (more…)

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02/11/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) boosts program designed to develop programs capable of reducing local taxes.

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) boosts program designed to develop programs capable of reducing local taxes.

A $25 million Municipal Restructuring Fund is available to assist local governments and school districts to create “transformative projects” resulting in property tax reductions, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)

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02/10/16 4:30pm
Home page of the new Deer & Tick website at shelterislanddeerandtick.org.

Home page of the new Deer & Tick website at shelterislanddeerandtick.org.

A woman visiting Shelter Island last year contracted Lyme disease that has become a serious illness. She believes her condition could have been prevented if she had known about the tick infestation on the Island and the signs of tick bites, which might have prompted her to get medical treatment sooner. (more…)

02/09/16 2:00pm
Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island School teacher Walter Brigham engaging students in the classroom.

Most teachers at Shelter Island School have abandoned independent teaching in favor of a team approach, relying on colleagues’ skills to improve and coordinate lessons.

The result is not only more engaging experiences for their students, but the opportunity to incorporate different disciplines in each lesson. (more…)

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02/09/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.

His dream of serving his community as a firefighter had its beginning when he was a boy living by South Ferry, seeing lights in the sky from flames consuming the Prospect Hotel.

But Maurice “Tut” Tuttle’s commitment to service was solidified later, when his friend, Tom Young, inspired him to join the Shelter Island Fire Department.

Harry Truman was president, the average price of a new house was $9,000, a new car cost $1,500 and putting gas in it cost 19 cents a gallon. It was 1951 and Mr. Tuttle was an 18-year-old high school senior. (more…)