REPORTER FILE PHOTO Fresh Pond
Reason for animosity
To the Editor:
I question former town Supervisor Jim Dougherty’s motivation for his negative comments concerning the acquisition of my property on Fresh Pond by the town (“Your Letters,” October 25). (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTOS
We got a new long-term parking service at JFK — our old one went out of business — and hired a robot to give us directions for a 10 p.m. flight.
In her stern, almost-pleasant voice, she gave us sensible directions until she slipped her moorings and went to Route #2, called “All the Way ’Round the Mulberry Bush.” (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
The steering wheel shuddered in my hands. Next I heard a thumping and felt the unmistakable wobble that signals a flat tire. I pulled onto the shoulder and put on the caution lights.
It was 5:30 a.m. at the top of the hill near Stearns Point Road. I was heading toward the Center, on my way to the office to get a jump on deadline day. But now the day had suddenly jumped me. (more…)
In those days we were living out in the country, about 10 miles from town in an old rambling ark of a house. It had looked charming and eccentric when we moved in June, but now in October I realized that taking it had been a mistake. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island’s Black Cat Books.
I was at Black Cat Books on North Ferry Road one morning last week when it was raining hammers and nails outside, the torrent thudding against the door that has a sign listing opening and closing hours and, at the bottom, “Other times by chance or appointment.” (more…)