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Memorial Day has struggled to keep its original meaning. But the day has recovered some of its essence because of the rising number of dead Americans a younger generation of families will remember this weekend for their service during wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this last, long, bloody decade and a half. (more…)
JO ANN KIRLAND PHOTO |The Shelter Island Board of Education elections are Tuesday on the proposed $11 million budget and two open seats on the board.
Why bother? It’s a question many Islanders might be asking about going to the polls next Tuesday to vote on the Shelter Island School District budget and seats on the Board of Education. (more…)
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Kelly Surerus at home with month-old daughter Piper and 18-month old Jackson.
We have a friend whose mother hated to be taken to lunch on Mother’s Day.
“I don’t want to be sitting there with some old dolls with corsages pinned to their dresses,” she said, “with people who forget them for the rest of the year.” (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty delivering the 8th annual State of the Town address at the Rams Head In Sunday, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island.
The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island had a very good week. But then, they’ve had a very good 16 years here as one of the Island’s greatest community assets. (more…)
GETTY IMAGES/STOCK PHOTO | Almost half of Island students opted out of recent standardized tests.
When historians come to assess the political era Americans are slogging through at present, the word that will lead the written record will be “polarization.” (more…)