07/03/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we should recall those words near the beginning of the Declaration of Independence that changed the world.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America witnessed a living example of those words that every school child is taught, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 5 to 4 decision, that people of the same gender are free to marry one another in all 50 states. (more…)

06/25/15 12:00pm
JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

Shelter Island is the perfect sport for distance runs, and not just for the physical beauty that runners race through, but for the spirit of those who turn out to cheer the athletes on their quest.

No records were set for the 36th annual running of the Island’s signature sporting event and weekend party, except if you count that it’s the first time the race was run in the rain.

Physical beauty, with the heavens opening up above the Island all afternoon? Yes. (more…)

06/12/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Peter Reich

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Peter Reich

Peter Reich
It was with sadness that we learned that Peter Reich wouldn’t run for re-election to the Town Board. In a farewell letter to his constituents, Mr. Reich cited his health, the belief in term limits and more time devoted to his business and with people close to him as reasons to bow out of public life. (more…)