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11/21/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Staffer Anna Belle and owner Marie Eiffel of Reddings are more than ready for Thanksgiving.

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Staffer Anna Belle and owner Marie Eiffel of Reddings are more than ready for Thanksgiving.

There are a number of chefs on the Island willing to cook your Thanksgiving dinner or provide side dishes and desserts. But only one — Ram’s Head Inn — is ready to welcome you to its dining room for that special holiday meal. (more…)

11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

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Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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11/17/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Broker Janalyn Travis-Messer challenged the town code ordinance on signage at the Town Board work session last week.

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Broker Janalyn Travis-Messer challenged the town code ordinance on signage at the Town Board work session last week.

Real estate professional Janalyn Travis-Messer had her day in court but lost the battle.

But she’s continuing to question a town ordinance on signs, bringing her argument to the Town Board at the November 12 work session, saying that the regulation is “confusing and discriminating.” (more…)