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09/02/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

Catherine Becker has lived at the top of the hill on Little Ram Island for the past 55 years.

Born in 1917, Catherine is a living witness to much of 20th century history. From her vantage in a modest home on that high point of land on Shelter Island, she’s spread her unforgettable brand of humor, warmth and serene confidence. The poet Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Catherine has the rare gift of making the people around her feel good. (more…)

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09/01/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

School scores
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island UFSD prides itself on maintaining high standards for all of our students. We have spent the last several years collaborating with each other and the greater community to provide our students with additional academic and athletic opportunities. (more…)

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08/27/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Commissioner Larry Lechmanski reads a release on new standards that will no longer require all firefighter gear more than 10 years old to be discarded.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Commissioner Larry Lechmanski reads a release on new standards that will no longer require all firefighter gear more than 10 years old to be discarded.

While specific numbers haven’t been released, the Shelter Island Fire District is looking at a 2015 budget that would keep within the state-imposed tax cap. (more…)