CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd’s idea to impose community service as a penalty for certain building code violations has been enacted.
Leaving Town Hall after the September 22 work session a man said, to no one in particular, “What’s next? Public stoning?”
He was referring to Councilman Paul Shepherd’s idea to punish those who repeatedly violate town building codes by imposing community service rather than fines. (more…)
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Things are looking up on several fronts.
Bad news, it’s been said, travels at the speed of light, while good news travels at the speed of molasses. Going uphill. In the winter.
But we’re here to put some acceleration behind several pieces of news that have come down the track lately. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, taking the lead in her victory at Goat Hill on the cross country teams new course.
No place like home
Congratulations to the Shelter Island School cross country teams for finding a home course on Goat Hill.
Special kudos go to the coaches of the team, Toby Green, Bryan Gallagher and Bryan Knipfing, for revitalizing a long dormant running program on the Island last year. The Island runners immediately opened eyes with fine showings all year long, and are continuing their winning ways with the first league match against Stony Brook.
Also, the community owes a debt of gratitude to the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Country Club — and especially Chairman Ron Lucas — for providing their site for the teams. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A view of Chase Creek last winter.
One way only?
It can be infuriating to watch the wheels of government turning as if they’re greased by Crazy Glue, with issues stuck in permanent discussion or, worse, immobilized by official silence.
And then there are times when careful deliberation is called for. The latter has applied to a recent call to make New York Avenue a one-way street. Town officials and the Police Department have heard complaints of a dangerous confluence of fast cars, three abreast walkers and oblivious bicyclists. (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Emily and Dana Hallman were last year’s Reporter People of the Year.
Every year at this time we use this space to ask Reporter readers to nominate candidates for our Person of the Year issue coming in January.
With their heartfelt nominations, our readers have always played perhaps the most important role in the selection process.
Last year they helped us choose from a wide array of worthy recipients, including public officials, educators and volunteers who ensure the Island community remains a caring place. (more…)