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05/26/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Support our troops
To the Editor:
Throughout the year, members of the Shelter Island American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary send out thank you letters and care packages to our active duty service members. We are in the process of updating our mailing list and would like to include anyone who is from Shelter Island, or who has family living on Shelter Island. (more…)

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05/14/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A stream leading from Gardiners Bay to a salt marsh in Hay Beach. One letter writer believes money dedicated to the Community Preservation Fund should be used to aid marshes in danger.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A stream leading from Gardiners Bay to a salt marsh in Hay Beach. One letter writer believes money dedicated to the Community Preservation Fund should be used to aid marshes in danger.

CPF should pay
To the Editor:
In response to your lead article of last week, “Ecosystems In Peril,” I would suggest at least a partial solution where the problem involves open space.

I believe that the Community Preservation Fund —  2 percent fund — was designed not only to acquire open space, but also to preserve and maintain it. (more…)

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05/04/15 8:00am
GETTY IMAGES/STOCK PHOTO | Almost half of Island students opted out of recent standardized tests.

GETTY IMAGES/STOCK PHOTO | Almost half of Island students opted out of recent standardized tests.

A tragic event
To the Editor:
The fact that 47 percent of the students in the 3rd to 8th grades (or their parents) opted out of the recent Common Core Test (“Islanders join movement against standardized testing,” April 23) should be a source of profound embarrassment to the parents, the school board, the superintendent, the teachers and your newspaper. (more…)

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04/03/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Readers weigh in on the ongoing fireworks issue.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Readers weigh in on the ongoing fireworks issue.

Full support
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce applauds the efforts of Kelly and Brett Surerus, James Richardson and Carla Cadzin to promote and raise funds to ensure that the annual fireworks display continues.

Indeed, the fireworks show is an important event and tradition here and across the country, bringing together families and friends to celebrate and honor our heritage. (more…)