BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | Doing the cooking honors in the kitchen (above) were, from left, Fred Ogar, Western Bascome, Mr. Ogar’s son-in-law Henry Jacobs and Father Peter DeSanctis, pastor of Our Lady of the Isle Church.
It’s a time-honored St. Patrick’s Day tradition here on Shelter Island — the annual corned beef and cabbage dinner — and this year was no exception. Sponsored by members of the American Legion and Our Lady of the Isle Church, there were two seatings at the Legion Hall on March 16 for those who couldn’t get enough of the traditional Irish fare (and beverages). (more…)
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School Business Leader Idowu Ogundipe.
Islanders are likely to be looking at an $11.7 million budget for the 1018-19 school year that would increase the amount funded by taxpayers 2.09 percent for a total dollar increase of $211,370. (more…)
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Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.
Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department are mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Highway Department crews are ready for action Wednesday.
UPDATE: Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. has declared that as of 5 p.m. there is to be no on street parking in Shelter Island Heights and he has declared a snow emergency in the rest of the town as of 6 p.m. so that his crew can clear roads and get them sanded and salted.
Calling this fourth nor’easter in a row “a pain in the neck,” Shelter Island Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said he’s watching the track of today’s storm before making any declarations.
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Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas announced that due to the storm, the library will be closing at 2 p.m. today.