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04/18/18 10:00am


No one’s declaring “problem solved,” but for the first time in many years, instead of disagreements between residents of St. Mary’s Road and Town Board members, a plan is in the works to try to slow traffic through an area heavily populated by families with young children. (more…)

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04/17/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher, left, receiving a prestigious firefighting award at Brookhaven National Laboratory, presented by John Pavacic, executive director of the Central Pine Barrens Commission.

COURTESY PHOTO Forest Ranger Bryan Gallagher, left, receiving a prestigious firefighting award at Brookhaven National Laboratory last October, was also recently honored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Shelter Island resident and long-time forest ranger Bryan Gallagher is among 40 of his colleagues to receive the Director’s Commendation Award presented by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for his work with the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy.


04/16/18 1:54pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

If your child is entering Shelter Island School as either a pre-kindergarten or kindergarten student in September, registration will take place at the school’s health office Tuesday and Thursday, April 24 and 26,  from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

School officials rescheduled registration from this week.

Parents of children who will be 4 years old on or before December 1  for pre-kindergarten, or 5 years old before December 1 for kindergarten, need to register their children.

Bring a birth certificate and proof of Shelter Island residency along with the child’s immunization record.

For additional information, call Mary Kanarvogel at 631 749 0302 ext. 129 or email her at [email protected]

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04/16/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.

The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.

The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.

Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.

The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.

And on Shelter Island . . .