My thoughts focused sharply last week on my old chum Richard McDonnell.
I was listening to the great jazz alto player Cannonball Adderley on one of his more sedate and obscure recording sessions with his friend, the cerebral jazz pianist Bill Evans. (more…)
This is the first in the series of posts featuring the creativity of students at the Shelter Island School. Leading off the series is 11th grade poet Johnny Sturges, who graces us with two poems. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Browne. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis. Councilman Peter Reich was absent.
The Town Board is expected to vote unanimously on Friday to set a public hearing to extend the moratorium banning automatic irrigation systems The town’s Irrigation Committee has also received a delay to present a final report to the Town Board on its findings and recommendations from the beginning of February to mid-July . (more…)
COURTESY ART | A classic movie poster touts a classic film coming to the library next week.
The legendary film director George Stevens is primarily known for three movies he made in the 1950s: “A Place in the Sun,” “Shane” and “Giant.” Those pictures — all now regarded as classics — were built around serious, even majestic themes that revealed much about our national character and shifting values during times of upheaval in our history. Which is why they are often referred to as Stevens’s “American Trilogy.” (more…)