Last week, buried inside a report released by the Trump administration, a startling prediction about climate change was made public. If nothing is done to put the brakes on rising temperatures, our planet could warm a staggering seven degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. That’s 82 years from now, easily within the lifetimes of current newborns and young children. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
A bag of bounty
As a young person, growing up on Shelter Island, or “The Rock” as it’s locally called, had its social challenges, yet as an adult I realize how truly unique and special the experience was. We weren’t SOFO or NOFO with cute little stickers for the car but rather we were IBFO (In Between Forks), a stepping stone via either one of the two ferry systems to either the North Fork or South Fork. (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION of the 2018 Person of the Year, former councilwoman Chris Lewis
Every year at this time we use this space to ask Reporter readers to nominate candidates for our Person of the Year issue coming in January.
With their heartfelt nominations, our readers have always played perhaps the most important role in the selection process. Last year they helped us choose from a wide array of worthy recipients, including public officials, educators and volunteers who ensure the Island community remains a caring place. (more…)
Supplies Islanders gave to National Honor Society members to be contributed to Operational International that will transport them to those in need on the Ivory Coast.
This past month National Honor Society (NHS) President Mia Clark and Vice President Michael Payano travelled to a State Summit in Stamford, Connecticut to take part in a day-long training with leaders from the tri-state area. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club at Goat Hill
Columbus Day is usually the clubs last hurrah. The weather kind of cooperated over the weekend and golfers responded. (more…)