01/28/16 8:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A town plow on Bridge Street.

Another winter storm, another superb job by town services.

The storm that blitzed the Island last Saturday was nothing compared with several nor’easters that visited the Island last winter and seemed to move in from January through March.  Last year, the Highway, Police and Fire departments, along with the Emergency Medical Services, all performed with exceptional speed, competence and dedication to keep the Island accessible and safe. (more…)

01/22/16 2:00pm
COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

The Shelter Island community was diminished last Thursday, January 14, when word came that Ben Jones had died.

As Bob DeStefano wrote in a tribute to Ben  it’s remarkable that the death of a 93-year-old man could come as a shock. It’s a testament to Ben’s life that friends and acquaintances viewed him not only as a strong, healthy man, but also his measured optimism made him seem indestructible. (more…)

01/11/16 12:00pm
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION Ken and Jeanne Woods

PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | Ken and Jeanne Woods

We’ve quoted Margaret Meade, the American author and anthropologist, in this space at this time of year before, but her words bear repeating: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Ms. Meade’s eloquent aphorism was never more apparent than when we settled in to decide on our People of the Year, Jeanne and Ken Woods. (more…)