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…)
PHOTO BY GRANT PARPAN
As you leave the terrace at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., with its sprawling views of the U.S. Capitol, you pass the sign in the above photo. (more…)
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…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION | ‘The whole rainbow of good things,’ is how mother and daughter Emily and Dana Hallman have been described.
Margaret Mead, the American author and anthropologist, wrote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” (more…)
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…)