HALSEY QUINN PHOTO
Solar panels on the Reich residence, soaking up the sun’s energy and slashing electricity bills.
August means many things, including air conditioning units cranking, guzzling electricity and dollars. It’s a trade most are willing to make to stay cool.
But there’s at least one homeowner on Shelter Island who has saved both power and pennies — that mount up fast — this summer without sacrificing the comfort of a well air-conditioned home. (more…)
Jesse Pallas with last year’s host family, Jeanne and Ken Woods, will return to Camp Adventure for children with cancer and their siblings thanks to hosts Linda and James Eklund.
Thanks to the power of Facebook and a generous Shelter Island family, an eight-year-old suffering from cancer will get a chance to participate in a special camp on the Island. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island Police had a license and registration check on Grand Avenue Monday morning, pulling over several drivers who would be cited for driving without a license.
Shelter Island Police were out in force Monday morning checking drivers’ licenses of motorists on Grand Avenue, many who had just disembarked from North Ferry. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Sidney “the Ironman” Beckwith was honored at Town Hall Friday with a proclamation, presented to him by Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
The Town Board honored Sidney Beckwith, one of Shelter Island’s most revered citizens, with a proclamation presented to him at the board’s Friday meeting. (more…)
In Norway, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik took this photo of the midnight sun setting.
If your name is Skuggevik, you’ve spent most of your life teaching others how to pronounce and spell it.
But in one small place in a Scandinavian country you have no problems. The baffling handle for most Americans is like the theme song for “Cheers” — everyone knows your name in Skuggevik, Norway. (more…)