The U.S. Census Bureau, which conducts extensive counts every 10 years, has just released its interim report showing population changes from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016.
For Shelter Island, the Census Bureau reports an increase of one year-round resident, with a tally of 2,412 in 2015 and 2,413 by July 1, 2016.
MARY ELLEN McGAHEY PHOTO Marcia Drake, pinning a sergeant’s badge on her husband, Police Officer Christopher Drake, at a swearing in ceremony at Town Hall Tuesday
Shelter Island Police Officer Christopher Drake was promoted to sergeant at a swearing in ceremony at Town Hall Tuesday surrounded by family, friends and colleagues. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jules Feiffer in his new Island home with piano and favorite drawings.
On Tuesday, May 30, Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor opens “The Man in the Ceiling,” a world premiere musical with book by Shelter Islander Jules Feiffer, music and lyrics by Broadway composer Andrew Lippa, and direction by Jeffrey Seller.
Based on a young adult novel by Mr. Feiffer, the musical tells the story of Jimmy Jibbett, a boy who struggles in sports and school, but excels at cartooning. All the adults in his family are less than encouraging about his passion for cartooning, except his Uncle Lester who yearns to be a Broadway composer and understands Jimmy and his dreams.
Recently, Mr. Feiffer sat down at his home for an interview with the Reporter share his thoughts on the play, his work, and his new life on the Island. (more…)
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What do you if you come upon a young animal you think might be abandoned?
Shelter Island Animal Control Officer Beau Payne said he hears frequently from callers who begin by saying they’ve found a baby animal and want to know what to do to help it. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.
The New York State Assembly has passed a single-payer health care bill co-sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). A similar bill is pending before the Senate Health Committee. (more…)