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12/04/17 12:00pm
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Better direction on water
To the Editor:
Thank you for writing clearly about my position on the rebate program for septic systems here on Shelter Island (“One resident says plan is shortsighted, ineffective,” November 23).

Obviously, we need a broad, townwide plan that addresses the complete issue of water quality and not just free rebates and a lot of talk. (more…)

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10/20/17 11:16am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty wrote to the Reporter this week.

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Supervisor Jim Dougherty wrote to the Reporter this week.

Dougherty’s defense
To the Editor:
A major component of my opponent’s campaign is bemoaning the loss of St. Gabriel’s as open space. Where was he when we were fighting to save it? (more…)

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10/16/17 2:00pm
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Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)

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09/08/17 10:00am
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Ban the phones
To the Editor:
I am a retired teacher who taught at the Shelter Island School from 1976 until 2015.

There have been many changes at the school over the years that have reflected the times. When I started working at the school, all the doors were open for students, staff, parents and visitors, but several years ago the doors were locked, and a secured entrance was established to protect the children. This was inconvenient yet needed. (more…)

08/19/17 8:00am
PHOTO CREDIT Author John Rousmaniere will speak at Union Chapel Sunday about sea disasters

PHOTO CREDIT
Author John Rousmaniere will speak at Union Chapel Sunday about sea disasters

Best-selling author, historian and accomplished sailor John Rousmaniere will give a talk entitled “How to Write About Shipwrecks Without Becoming a Wreck Yourself” at Union Chapel on Sunday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. (more…)