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05/03/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island High School graduate Theresa Power, director of group sales for the New York Islanders, near the ice at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

COURTESY PHOTO Shelter Island High School graduate Theresa Power, director of group sales for the New York Islanders, near the ice at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

This is the first in a series of articles the Reporter will look at the career paths Shelter Island High School graduates have chosen since leaving the Island.

Theresa Power, a 2005 graduate of Shelter Island School, was born and raised on the Island. Her mother was a school teacher and her roots go back to the South Ferry Clark family. (more…)

05/02/16 4:30pm
REPORTE FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan are retiring in September.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

Mike and Susan Laspia, two people who have helped create one of Shelter Island’s greatest assets — the Mashomack Preserve — have decided to retire. (more…)

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05/02/16 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 2016 Shelter Island Phone Book  will be appearing in  post office boxes soon and can be picked up at the Reporter office beginning Tuesday May 24.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 2016-2017 Shelter Island Phone Book will be appearing in post office boxes soon and can be picked up at the Reporter office beginning Tuesday May 24.

An important milestone was passed 50 years ago when, on May 1, 1966, the New York Telephone Company switched the Island’s 1,177 customers over to self-dial service.

Until then, Islanders making calls picked up the receiver in their home and waited for the operator to say, “Number please.” (more…)

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05/02/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags.

A new poll suggests that Shelter Islanders are strongly in favor of a Suffolk County ban on single-use, plastic bags used in most retail stores.

On Friday, Supervisor Jim Dougherty released part of an extensive poll, conducted by the town’s Green Options Advisory committee, on the issue that showed Islanders are behind a proposed county Legislature bill to get rid of the bags by a four to one majority. (more…)