AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO First light over Peconic Bay from Silver Beach.
What makes the East End of Long unique is its farmland, salt creeks and Peconic Bay. They draw people here and keep them here.
From the point where the Peconic River enters the bay in Riverhead all the way past Shelter Island to Gardiners Bay, this stunning body of saltwater is a great resource on many levels. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.
Have you ever had the experience of attending a public meeting only to be baffled because officials are referring to documents only they have access to?
So have we, and it’s high time boards and committees on Shelter Island recognized their responsibility to adhere to the state law on disclosure of public records. (more…)
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As the country celebrates the Fourth of July today, we should recall those important phrases near the beginning of the Declaration of Independence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men” — and that should read “people” — “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
We try to, and often do, live up to those lofty sentiments. But not always. The belief in those self-evident truths makes America great, but we’re not perfect and neither is our nation. (more…)
The newest town committee has a name that would make an old Soviet Union official proud. Ready? The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board. The committee in its abbreviated form — the WQIPAB — is no better, becoming a perfect fit for an eye test. (more…)
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Shelter Island honored its bravest Saturday night at The Pridwin.
Mike Johnson, known by generations of Shelter Island school children as “Fire Marshal Mike” for his entertaining and effective teaching of fire prevention and how to save lives, was named Firefighter of the Year for the second time. (more…)