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09/12/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A view of the entrance to St. Gabriel's Retreat Center.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A view of the entrance to St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center.

My name is Christine Verity Monserrate and my father, James Verity, was the Passionist priest who founded St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center many years ago.

I recently spent time at St. Gabriel’s with my husband, Ricardo Monserrate, and our two sons, James and Gabriel. Our days there were some of the most special we have ever had as a family, not only because of the incredible beauty of the property, but also because of the undeniable sense that we were on holy ground. (more…)

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Questions of balance
To the Editor:
Can someone explain the sudden late summer installation of “No Parking” signs at Menhaden Lane? Also what is the definition of “the high water mark” when it comes to police enforcement?

Where is the balance, legal and practical, between the common good and individual privilege? If access to public property is allowed to be reduced without a tough challenge, is it a collective loss?
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09/08/14 10:00am
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Things held dear
To the Editor:
In my position, there is considerable risk in engaging the “Editorial Tar Baby,” but I feel the need to clarify what was, and was not said at the work session that was written about in last week’s scorching editorial (“Showing respect, August 28). (more…)

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09/01/14 8:00am
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School scores
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island UFSD prides itself on maintaining high standards for all of our students. We have spent the last several years collaborating with each other and the greater community to provide our students with additional academic and athletic opportunities. (more…)