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05/05/17 10:00am
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A joke?
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty recently spoke at an event hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (“Supe sees septic as top issue,” April 27). It was reportedly attended by more than 100 people, including high school students.

During his speech, he told a “joke” that featured bestiality, a woman attacked and raped, or as Mr. Dougherty put it, “ravished.” The punch line was the woman being asked if it hurt. “Yes,” she said, “he, [the rapist] never calls.” (more…)

Featured Story
04/24/17 10:00am
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Respect
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce strives to fully support all of its members, drive business to the Island, and boost tourism through marketing, fundraising events and most recently, media relations. (more…)

Featured Story
04/14/17 10:00am
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Making a world of difference
To the Editor:
I am writing to share the following: April 16 to 22 is National Student Leadership Week (NSLW). I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the efforts of our local leaders in the Shelter Island High School National Honor Society.

Since September, this group has spread positive attitudes with a “locker sticky note” campaign; stuffed 500 bags for the 5K breast cancer run; raised over $1,500 for Habitat for Humanity by sleeping in boxes outside overnight; collected 446 items for our food pantry; made $466 in Shamrock sales for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and most recently, collected $1,528 for the American Cancer Society from the sale of a T-shirt in support of Mrs. Sharon Gibbs, with additional donations of over $800 thanks to the extremely generous theater patrons for “Curtains.” (more…)

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03/31/17 12:00pm
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Don’t cut Coast Guard
To the Editor:
For all of us on eastern Long Island who “go down to the sea in ships,” commercial and recreational fishermen, sailors, yachtsmen, family boaters and commercial captains, please be aware that the present administration’s budget calls for a $1 billion cut in the Coast Guard budget for 2018. (more…)

Featured Story
03/16/17 2:00pm
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Placing blame
To the Editor:
Last week’s front page headline, “Could Bus and Ferry Fare Kill the School Budget?” struck me as misleading. Approval of transportation to parochial school outside of our 15 mile radius is what could kill the school budget, end up costing taxpayers more money and potentially affect the possibility of future programs for the children of this community. Let’s not put the blame on busing and ferries.
PAIGE MOREHEAD
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