09/19/14 12:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Shelter Island School

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Shelter Island School

It has been almost a year since Shelter Island School’s antiquated heating and air conditioning system broke down, forcing emergency measures by maintenance workers to keep the building functioning.

New controls have been added to the system, enabling employees to make adjustments via computer instead of having to spell one another around the clock.

But that is merely a finger-in-the-dike measure for now. (more…)

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09/19/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Rentals? No problem
To the Editor:
Without hearing my complete thoughts, it would be very easy to misconstrue the points I was trying to make in the article that was on the cover of the Reporter (“Floating financial fixes,” September 11), so I would like to set the record straight. (more…)

09/19/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The two grande dames that come to mind immediately are Gertrude Jekyll and Edith Wharton.

Gertrude Jekyll was born in London in 1843. Her father was an officer in the Grenadier Guards and her younger brother was a close friend of Robert Louis Stevenson — so close that Stevenson felt free to borrow the family’s last name for his famous story, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” (more…)