04/28/15 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Councilwoman Chris Lewis appealed to students at Shelter Island Library Friday to not only register to vote when they are 18, but to cast informed votes by knowing the issues.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Councilwoman Chris Lewis appealed to students at Shelter Island Library Friday to not only register to vote when they are 18, but to cast informed votes by knowing the issues.

They came because it was required and because the Shelter Island League of Women Voters was treating them to a pizza and soda lunch.

But they left three hours later with an appreciation of what it means to vote. (more…)

04/25/15 3:00pm
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

Colin Hoye’s April 16 letter to the editor (“It can’t wait”) brings attention to an aspect of Shelter Island that can so often be overlooked. With our all-too-busy world and ambitious lifestyles, we sometimes do not take the time to notice, no less fully understand, the ecological significance of those special natural communities such as the estuary fed by Dickerson’s Creek. (more…)

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04/22/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

Tuesday at its work session, the Town Board turned to an agenda item —“Uses allowed in a business zone.”

The discussion was spurred by a dispute at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro. (more…)

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04/20/15 8:00am
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A rare and potentially fatal tick-borne illness is becoming increasingly prevalent throughout the Northeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control. (more…)

04/16/15 2:00pm

 

JOSEPH PINCIARO PHOTO |Reporter Cyndi Murray makes a sour face while biting into a lime outside the newsroom last Thursday.

JOSEPH PINCIARO PHOTO |Reporter Cyndi Murray makes a sour face while biting into a lime outside the newsroom last Thursday.

Chances are if you don’t have Lyme disease you know someone who does.

Taking the necessary steps to prevent tick bites when you venture into the great outdoors becomes second nature here when the weather warms up. We all know the drill — wear light clothing, tuck your pants into your socks, conduct full-body checks for ticks after a day in the park, etc. Or just avoid wooded areas all together. (more…)