09/19/14 12:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Shelter Island School

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Shelter Island School

It has been almost a year since Shelter Island School’s antiquated heating and air conditioning system broke down, forcing emergency measures by maintenance workers to keep the building functioning.

New controls have been added to the system, enabling employees to make adjustments via computer instead of having to spell one another around the clock.

But that is merely a finger-in-the-dike measure for now. (more…)

09/12/14 2:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

We live in a time when words such as “crisis” or “disaster” are common currency spent by the media and elected officials every day. It was ever thus.

But now the nine-alarm sirens sounded on every issue is more deafening because of instantaneous news coverage. It also seems there are more excitable people around, many with political agendas bellowing that their opponents’ policies are leading to cataclysms just around the corner. (more…)

09/05/14 8:00am
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport

One of the more interesting aspects of the helicopter noise issue this summer is that there are no villains in the drama.

What’s happening is a struggle where good and evil have little to do with the fight, even though all sides will enlist morality as one of their weapons. (more…)