01/23/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dan Fokine, left, and Tim Purtell of the Green Options Advisory Committee, presenting a new map of preserved land to the Town Board Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dan Fokine, left, and Tim Purtell of the Green Options Advisory Committee, presenting a new map of preserved land to the Town Board Tuesday.

Showing up almost everywhere, alongside the ubiquitous map of the Island, will soon be a handsome new addition.

Due to the coordination among Island businesses and town government and led by two dedicated citizens, “A Map of Walkable Open Space and Preserved Lands” will now be available to residents and visitors. (more…)

01/16/15 12:00pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Social worker Jennifer Olsen is offering her services without cost to Shelter Island residents in a ground-breaking program funded through the town’s 2015 budget.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Social worker Jennifer Olsen is offering her services without cost to Shelter Island residents in a ground-breaking program funded through the town’s 2015 budget.

In a firm commitment to the community — meaning putting its money where its mouth is — the Town Board allocated funds for a town social worker in its 2015 budget. (more…)

12/18/14 10:00am

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a huge part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live and visit.

Small-business owners also serve as de facto community leaders. They sit on boards of local nonprofits as well as town-appointed boards. They run for office. Above all, they get involved. (more…)