04/24/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |Meb Keflezighi, winner of the Boston Marathon, the night before his historic victory with Liam Adipietro,

COURTESY PHOTO |Meb Keflezighi, winner of the Boston Marathon, the night before his historic victory with Liam Adipietro,

One of the themes of this year’s 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Run is “Overcoming obstacles.”

The 10K is our great summer sporting and community event, where Shelter Island gives its best to all who visit us. This coming year race organizers are preparing to help us all celebrate those who have struggled to meet goals and fight through adversity, in athletics and other parts of life. (more…)

04/21/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Irrigation Committee Consultant John Benvegna. Ken Pysher is concerned Mr. Benvegna’s studies are only looking at the short term when it comes to the Island’s drinking water.

For all the studies past and current of Shelter Island’s aquifer, Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher fears that everyone is overlooking something — what happens in the long-term to the quality of the water under our feet.

And when you start looking into the future of anything, long-term becomes today in a hurry. (more…)

04/03/14 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Connor and his teacher, Jack Reardon.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Connor Corbett-Rice and his teacher, Jack Reardon.

What started as a telephone call from a Shelter Island teacher about what he thought “might be a story” for the Reporter has travelled far beyond the Island’s shores.

The front page feature story by staff reporter Julie Lane (see “Time in a bottle,” March 20) has taken wing, with coverage picked up from us by Newsday, all the major TV networks plus local TV, a big New York City daily and media outlets as far afield as the London Daily Mail. (more…)

03/28/14 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A sure sign of spring — a piping plover cruising over Shell Beach at sunset.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A sure sign of spring — a piping plover cruising over Shell Beach at sunset.

Visible signs

If nothing else, the winter of 2013-2014 has provided us with endless small talk openings to more substantial conversations. But even though the calendar says it’s been spring for a week, you could’ve fooled us, although this weekend holds some promise. (more…)