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04/26/16 12:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The scene in Hay Beach Tuesday morning as first responders monitored a faulty electrical system.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The scene in Hay Beach Tuesday morning as first responders monitored a faulty electrical system.

It was all hands on deck in the Hay Beach area shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday when an electrical box adjacent to a house was smoking. But firefighters, police and the EMS  could do nothing but stand by and watch. (more…)

04/18/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Goat Hill grief
To the Editor:
My response to the April 7 letter to the editor about the situation at the Shelter Island Country Club (“New leadership for Goat Hill”) is: good grief! And I was not the only person taken aback.

How could this possibly happen? Perhaps it is now time for the county or state to take over this historical gem. It’s such a travesty. Apparently, the golf course itself is a total disaster. The clubhouse is in pretty good shape from what I have been told. (more…)

02/27/16 3:00pm
Courtesy photo from the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding | Artwork by Eileen Palmer, who said: “This is a Garden of Hope; a hope that we all can take what is broken, piece it together, and find unity.”

Courtesy photo from the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding | Artwork by Eileen Palmer, who said: “This is a Garden of Hope; a hope that we all can take what is broken, piece it together, and find unity.”

There’s a remarkable organization in Suffolk County called the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding (CHDHU). And I have been honored to be appointed a member of its board of directors.

Sponsored by Suffolk County Community College, it promotes “cultural understanding and respect for human dignity” to “encourage human rights awareness and foster the values of respect and diversity,” according to its website, chdhu.org. (more…)