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02/05/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Calling into question
To the Editor:
With a letter to the editor last week (“‘Token’ appointment?”), Tracy Clark called into question the motivation and competency of the Town Board members’ recent choice of Mary Dudley to join our board as Ed Brown’s replacement for the remainder of the year. (more…)

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01/29/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

No last call
To the Editor:
As I write this through tears of sadness and tears of joy, I’m constantly reminded of my dear friend and mentor, Ben Jones.

I asked Southold dispatch to send out a page that stated “Ben Jones, Medic 1, has responded to his last alarm.” (more…)

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01/23/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

Grateful
To the Editor:
We wanted to thank everyone who helped after my accident on the ferry on December 6. To the Shelter Island ambulance volunteers, Debbie Brewer, Kevin Dunning, Mark Kanarvogel, Jessica Killoran, Phil Power, Jim Preston, Judy Sherman and Nicole Strauss, thank you for your quick and professional response on a wintry Sunday afternoon. (more…)

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01/15/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

From the post office
To the Editor:
The Postal Service is proud to be part of the Shelter Island community, where records of postal operations date back to 1846.
As the Postal Service Long Island District Manager, my commitment to you is professional, reliable and courteous service.

Upon learning about recent mail issues on Shelter Island, I immediately visited both post offices here. I am glad I made the trip. (more…)

Featured Story
01/08/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

Trade-offs on disease
To the Editor:
If the word on the street is to be trusted, then the appointment of a wildlife control officer (“Town to hire wildlife manager,” December 10) is nearly complete, pending civil service procedures. What this means to the Island is not clearly outlined to those of us not on the Deer & Tick Committee. (more…)