09/19/14 12:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Shelter Island School

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Shelter Island School

It has been almost a year since Shelter Island School’s antiquated heating and air conditioning system broke down, forcing emergency measures by maintenance workers to keep the building functioning.

New controls have been added to the system, enabling employees to make adjustments via computer instead of having to spell one another around the clock.

But that is merely a finger-in-the-dike measure for now. (more…)

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09/19/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

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Rentals? No problem
To the Editor:
Without hearing my complete thoughts, it would be very easy to misconstrue the points I was trying to make in the article that was on the cover of the Reporter (“Floating financial fixes,” September 11), so I would like to set the record straight. (more…)

09/19/14 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Portrait of Gertrude Jekyll by William Nicholson, painted in October 1920, commissioned by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

The two grande dames that come to mind immediately are Gertrude Jekyll and Edith Wharton.

Gertrude Jekyll was born in London in 1843. Her father was an officer in the Grenadier Guards and her younger brother was a close friend of Robert Louis Stevenson — so close that Stevenson felt free to borrow the family’s last name for his famous story, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” (more…)

09/18/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance worker Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

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Keeping a broken heating system functioning, maintenance employee Greg Sulahian was one of those who worked around the clock with his colleagues last fall and winter to ensure Shelter Island School had heat. Voters will have their say in balloting Tuesday about how to finance replacement of the aged system.

McClave Engineering workers have been working on the design for Shelter Island School’s new heating and ventilation system since June, but it will fall to voters Tuesday, September 23 to decide how the project gets financed.

If they approve a bond not to exceed $1.6295 million as the Board of Education recommends, the project will be paid for in installments over several years. (more…)

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09/18/14 2:00pm
GARRETT MOORE PHOTO | An unmanned cigarette boat in Greenport Harbor Monday still under power shortly after six passengers were ejected.

GARRETT MOORE PHOTO | An unmanned cigarette boat in Greenport Harbor Monday still under power shortly after six passengers were ejected.

No, a scene from a dramatic action movie wasn’t being filmed in Greenport Harbor on Monday.

What happened was this: After six people were flung from a speeding powerboat that had turned sideways, two strangers who live on opposite sides of the bay played integral roles in rescuing the victims and ensuring safety in the harbor by bringing the runaway boat to a halt. (more…)