At the recent public hearing on a law to authorize town-funded rebates for homeowners who upgrade cesspools or conventional septic systems to nitrogen-reducing systems, Gordon Gooding said the resolution was shortsighted and would prove to be ineffective. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tippi and Al Bevan have been running the Community Food Pantry since 2006.
One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”
But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.
Thinking about young people, it’s hard not to conclude that they’re materialistic, in love with luxury, have atrocious manners, no respect for others and are obsessed with chatter via texting. (more…)
This isn’t nagging — well, maybe just a little.
Take it as a gentle reminder: We’re using this space, as we did in September, to ask Reporter readers to nominate candidates for our Person of the Year issue coming in January. (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION
Candidates for Supervisor and Town Board seats, clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.
It’s rare that a newspaper’s editorial staff withholds an endorsement from either candidate standing for an election.
But that’s the position the Reporter finds itself in looking at the race for Shelter Island town supervisor between Supervisor Jim Dougherty, a Democrat running for a sixth term, and his challenger, Republican Gary Gerth. (more…)