07/23/17 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)

07/23/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor. Executive Director Cara Loriz addressed the Irrigation Committee on the Manor farm's methods.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Farmers at work at Sylvester Manor.

“America has been losing over 40 acres of farmland every hour to development,” said the letter I recently received from the American Farmland Trust. “This land — the most fertile soil in the world — is irreplaceable and urgently needed to grow food. It’s a national disgrace on a catastrophic scale.”

With the letter was an American Farmland Trust bumper sticker: “No Farms No Food.” (more…)

07/22/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Seniors can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Senior Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The hot days of summer are upon us. Senior Citizens can stay cool during the hottest hours by visiting the Shelter Island Senior Center.

I was speaking with Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli the other day and she urged me to remind seniors that as the weather becomes hot and humid, staying cool is necessary for good health.

The Senior Center on Route 114 below the Medical Center is a great cooling center during the oppressively hot weather. There is also the opportunity for socialization, nutrition and recreation for folks whose homes are not up to top notch cooling standards. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. And when a heat emergency occurs, extended hours are announced. (more…)

07/22/17 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (aka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

In celebration of his second anniversary at this corner, Codger is available for questions.

Is it impolite to honk at three bicyclists riding slowly abreast in front of my car?
It certainly is, and it violates the spirit of Shelter Island civility, libertarianism and passive-aggression. Honking can only be justified as an alternative to running them over. Codger disapproves of that, in most cases. (more…)