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07/08/15 12:00pm
ROBERT LEWIS HARRIS

ROBERT LEWIS HARRIS

At 6 feet, 7 inches, Bob Harris was easy to notice.

He always cut a dashing figure — with his signature tasseled loafers, a brocaded silk vest in summer, a crimson plaid Christmas jacket or some other ele­gant, attention-getting attire whenever the occasion called for it. Unless his work as an attorney for the Landegger family’s pulp and paper concerns required his presence in Europe or another far-flung part of the globe, Bob rarely missed a weekend on Shelter Island, where he bought his house on Cartwright Road in 1976. (more…)

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06/30/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Anna Wyche

COURTESY PHOTO Anna Wyche

Anna Wyche
Anna Ratkus Wyche was called to eternal rest on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was born in Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport to the late Anthony G. Ratkus and Florence (Almonaitis) Ratkus. Anna was raised and lived on Shelter Island, and was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Isle. (more…)

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06/26/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand, brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

Time to turn pro
To the Editor:
Peter Reich, in his farewell letter, put it well: “If all five (board members) agreed on everything, we would only need one person up there.” Disagreement is the essence of a democracy, but how the disagreement is expressed is critical; views expressed too strongly can become upsetting and counterproductive. (more…)