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09/26/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

Not fair
To the Editor:
Twice in the last issue of the Reporter, it was stated that 80 percent of Shelter Islanders were in favor of banning bags at markets or paying for bags at markets. In an effort to clarify that statement, it was based on a survey prepared by “green advocates” and offered to Shelter Islanders. (more…)

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09/02/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town doings
To the Editor:
I suggest to my fellow Shelter Islanders to take a few minutes whenever you can to watch Town Board doings on channel 22.

This past Tuesday, August 23, for example, two exciting and very important subjects were discussed. (more…)

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08/26/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Writers took exception to the Reporter's editorial of August 18 on Congressman Lee Zeldin's (above) support of Donald Trump.

COURTESY PHOTO
Writers took exception to the Reporter’s editorial of August 18 on Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (above) support of Donald Trump.

Demagoguery?
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Republican Committee extends a heartfelt thanks to everybody who braved the heat and ensured our BBQ was a success. A special thank you must be extended to Congressman Zeldin, Senator LaValle, CNN Political Analyst Jeffrey Lord and to all of the volunteers and their families.

Unfortunately, the committee must take exception to the insulting editorial in last week’s Reporter. The editorial board abandoned any pretense of responsible journalism and joined the shrill chorus of angry voices attacking anything and anybody related to Donald Trump. (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

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08/14/16 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Trash, and remnants of a fire, on Hay Beach.

COURTESY PHOTO Trash, and remnants of a fire, on Hay Beach.

Too much to ask?
To the Editor:
It saddens me when we go for a walk on Hay Beach to find piles of beer and soda cans, many blackened by fire, and empty bottles, some broken, near an often still- warm campfire.

I appreciate that people of all ages enjoy the camaraderie of friends around an open campfire on a beautiful evening at the beach. Most of us who grew up in the vicinity of a beach have fond memories of such experiences. It just puzzles us that there is a need to leave everything there. (more…)