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In a press release Thursday morning, Supervisor Jim Dougherty switched course and said results of the deer and tick survey conducted by the town would be given to the public before Election Day and not after, as originally planned.
In his statement, Mr. Dougherty said the change was made after reading an editorial in the October 12 Reporter. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The start of Saturday’s annual Duck Race in Chase Creek.
If Shelter Islanders were to count their blessings this week, the categories would have to include food, art, ducks and staring at the sun. (more…)
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…)