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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

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08/05/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

Center P.O.  comes through
To the Editor:
Given recent reports about abysmal service at the Center Post Office, I am pleased to report that my own experience was exactly the opposite. (more…)

08/05/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Union Chapel

COURTESY PHOTO | Union Chapel

The annual Summer Union Chapel Choir, led by Chapel Organist Linda Betjeman, will perform Cesar Franck’s “Psalm 150” at the August 7 service.

All singers are welcome; the rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. at Union Chapel on Saturday, August 6. (more…)

07/29/16 12:00pm
One letter writer weighs in on the debate over short term rentals booked over the internet.

One letter writer weighs in on the debate over short term rentals booked over the internet.

Foolish and wrong
To the Editor:
The recent article reporting on the Town Board meeting (“Residents make cases for, against short-term rentals,” July 21) revealed that at least two board members harbor a distinct bias against second homeowners.

That is unfortunate. (more…)

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07/01/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A writer takes issue with Pastor Stephen Fearing's public position on guns.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A writer takes issue with Pastor Stephen Fearing’s public position on guns.

A church divided?
To the Editor:
In the aftermath of a tragedy people come to church to find solace. They pray, they seek answers and many will shake their fist.

Being a man of God in any faith during a time of war is no doubt a difficult vocation. These leaders must often be tempted to use the pulpit to espouse personal political leanings. But these are the laws of men, not God, and not at all what a congregation comes to hear. Those debates are easily accessible in all forms of media. (more…)