10/20/14 10:00am
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO |  Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns at the podium as they fielded questions by moderator Denise Civiletti last Wednesday night in Riverhead.

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Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns at the podium as they fielded questions by moderator Denise Civiletti last Wednesday night in Riverhead.

The roles at a political debate are simple and well-defined.

The moderator asks the questions. The candidates answer them. The audience reacts respectfully. (more…)

10/10/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

From the beginning, when the Shelter Island Irrigation Committee was formed, there were complaints of wasting time and heated discussions among members that turned nasty. One member threatened to walk out of a meeting in the middle of an argument and, in fact, another member resigned after one session because of what she perceived as a toxic atmosphere. (more…)

10/02/14 2:00pm
DAN FOKINE PHOTO Flames leaping — some as high as 80 feet, according to Fire Chief Will Anderson — at the Recycling Center Friday night when construction debris caught fire.

DAN FOKINE PHOTO
Flames leaping — some as high as 80 feet, according to Fire Chief Will Anderson — at the Recycling Center September 20 when construction debris caught fire.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded with full force to reports of an emergency at the Recycling Center Saturday evening, September 20. (more…)