You’ll never be accepted unless you live there.
That was the advice I got from some on the North Fork before transferring from the Times Review Mattituck office to Shelter Island.
Undaunted, I made the change and on December 1, 2011, started my tenure here.
Forewarned, why did I take the assignment? (more…)
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | RICHARD LOMUSCIO
I do not think that I am alone on this Island when it comes to the “What should I make myself for dinner tonight?” dilemma. This process usually begins about 4:30 in the afternoon and is especially common among those of us who live alone.
After all, we cannot go and eat out every night, particularly in winter when there are so few choices. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Just breathe. Controlling your breath can lead to a good night’s sleep.
You know when you’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling, thinking how badly you’d like to fall asleep?
It usually happens after thinking of just about everything else, which for me usually consists of creative story leads I can never remember, appointments I need to plan and when I last got my car’s oil changed. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The East Hampton Town Board has drafted legislation that would ban helicopters from the airport on summer weekends.
The new East Hampton Town Board has come up with a strategy to deal with what has become Long Island’s biggest noisemaker — helicopter traffic in and out of the town-owned airport in warm weather months.
The choppers fly loud and low with Shelter Island a doormat for many of their approaches and departures at the airport, just a few air miles south of the Island. The helicopters carry the well-heeled, able to pay $500 for a one-way ticket, between East Hampton and Manhattan.
To folks on the ground, the racket has been insufferable. (more…)
KAREN KAIER PHOTO
‘Tables’ located behind the Presbyterian Church. The one on the right marks the graves of Mary and Brinley Sylvester, on the left are Thomas and Mary Dering. Note the bases of the tables — the grass has been removed. A significant percentage of damage in cemeteries is due to lawnmowers and weed whackers.
This is the first column of an occasional series, courtesy of the Shelter Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, updating Islanders on who’s who in the Presbyterian Church cemetery and why it’s such an essential place. Careful readers will also find out how to win a prize. (more…)