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08/30/16 12:00pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

In an effort to ensure all segments of the population are aware of efforts to provide affordable, community housing rentals on the Island, the Community Housing Board (CHB) began an outreach to seniors last week. (more…)

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08/29/16 4:30pm
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Suffolk County Historical Society unveils 10 Towns exhibit

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Suffolk County Historical Society unveils 10 Towns exhibit

The late 1800s featured a lot of change for the country — President James A. Garfield was assassinated, skyscrapers rose throughout cities, electric lighting became more prominent, the Great Blizzard immobilized the East Coast and Coca-Cola was created. (more…)

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08/29/16 10:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO  Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

The Greenport Village Board had been prepared to give PSEG Long Island control over an environmental review of the power authority’s underground cable proposal between Fifth Street in Greenport and Shelter Island Heights.

But during the Village Board’s meeting Thursday night, members made a unanimous decision to become the lead agency after residents expressed concerns about the  cable project. (more…)

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08/29/16 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Terry Brockbank and his wife Kathy will give a dramatic reading of letters  — some more than 2,000 years old — at the library on Friday September 2.

Dramatic readings drawn from letters written over the past 2,000 years are the focus of a presentation at the Shelter Island Library entitled “Letterati” which delves into the art and craft of correspondence.

Letters and letter-writing are too often a forgotten art form so these heart-warming, poignant and humorous readings, exploring the wit and wisdom, love and laughter in letters from the famous and infamous will truly be an evening’s delight. (more…)