03/02/15 10:00am
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC

Words such as “crisis” and “urgent” often lose their currency when they’re spent by public officials as freely as sailors on sprees.

But credit Supervisor Jim Dougherty for pursuing an end to a fully realized crisis confronting the Island’s future in the form of polluted ground water and the waters that surround us. (more…)

02/20/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Residents checking out artifacts at the Shelter Island Athletic Hall Fame induction ceremonies in June last year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Residents checking out artifacts at the Shelter Island Athletic Hall Fame induction ceremonies in June last year.

Hall of Fame
It was announced recently that a new crop of athletes will be inducted into the Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Nine individuals and one team will be honored in May during induction ceremonies. Last spring’s ceremony for Hall inductees was one of the more entertaining and moving community events the Reporter has covered.
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02/13/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The East Hampton Town Board has drafted legislation that would ban helicopters from the airport on summer weekends.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The East Hampton Town Board has drafted legislation that would ban helicopters from the airport on summer weekends.

As has been stated in this space before, the battle over excessive noise from low flying helicopters going in and out of East Hampton Airport that had driven Islanders to distraction and worse, has no villains. (more…)

02/07/15 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. blasted PSEG today for its proposed rate hikes.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. blasted PSEG today for its proposed rate hikes.

While town officials continue to hail a good relationship with PSEG and express optimism about finding an acceptable solution to providing reliable backup power to the Island, neighbors to our north and south are not so happy. (more…)

01/30/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard was handled by the superb work of the Shelter Island Highway Department.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard was handled by the superb work of the Shelter Island Highway Department.

All Islanders should give a heartfelt thank you to the Highway Department crews under the leadership of Superintendent Jay Card Jr. who worked tirelessly to keep roads open for emergencies and ready for businesses Wednesday morning. (more…)