At a candlelight vigil at Good Ground Park in Hampton Bays Saturday, those affected by the opioid epidemic gathered to share stories of the loved ones they’ve lost, their own struggles with addiction and the effect of an ongoing crisis.
These are their stories. READ
Over 50 years ago, when John Kaasik first set eyes on Shelter Island, he was 11 years old, riding in his family’s Chevy Suburban on their way to visit a friend. After the visit, his Estonian immigrant parents, Evi and Joannes, were heading back to their West Islip home with six children in the car when the axle broke coming down the Ram Island hill. It turned out the repair would take a while, so the Kaasiks stayed.
As expected, the Shelter Island School District $11.7 million budget passed comfortably Tuesday night. The vote was 192 in favor and 93 opposed.
Incumbent Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, running unopposed, was re-elected to a second three-year term, garnering 231 votes. (more…)
It was an evening that demonstrated the talents of middle school students from four East End schools, including Shelter Island, as three students from here performed at Stony Brook’s Southampton Avram Theater. (more…)