BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.
There were no fireworks or serious disagreements at Sunday afternoon’s candidates forum at the school auditorium.
Sponsored by the Shelter Island Association and the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island, the forum featured three candidates for Town Council and two for supervisor who agreed on what constituted the critical issues facing the Island and, for the most part, how to solve problems. (more…)
The political wisdom that election season begins after Labor Day is not quite true for Shelter Island — the kick off is always a bit later than the first Monday in September. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.
Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”
His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
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The initial report from the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) effort to assess Shelter Island’s water quality could be released shortly, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) Chairman Albert Dickson. (more…)