07/22/14 2:31pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO |This is phlox, ‘Bright Eyes,’ a light pink with a darker eye. It blooms in midsummer and will tolerate some shade.

When I had a garden that was in full sun, I always gave a party on the third weekend in July, because that was when everything was in full bloom. I was a weekender in those days and so I could enjoy roses and peonies, but only to bring back to the city. When school was over, that was a different matter. Most of my space was indeed given to those flowers that bloom in July. (more…)

07/15/14 8:00am
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO Before Route 114 was widened, daylilies lined both sides of the road. It’s safer now, of course, but they were very pretty. If Shelter Island had its own flower, it would certainly be the daylily.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO
Before Route 114 was widened, daylilies lined both sides of the road. It’s safer now, of course, but they were very pretty. If Shelter Island had its own flower, it would certainly be the daylily.

Many of the things we take for granted as part of the American scene had to make their way to the New World from places very far away. Among these are two of my favorites — cats and roses.
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07/05/14 12:00pm

A transmission and distribution power substation would be a huge boost to our power infrastructure.

By tapping into the 69Kv underground cable, we will not only reduce black outs, but we would also avoid brownouts. That would mean our air conditioners, refrigerators and other appliances will operate more efficiently and not burn out because the voltage is too low for too long. (more…)