04/11/14 8:00am
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Nurse Mary Kanarvogel at the door of her office in the school.

PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Nurse Mary Kanarvogel at the door of her office in the school.

Just about everybody who lives, works or has raised a family on Shelter Island knows Nurse Mary Kanarvogel. She’s been the school nurse for 12 years and her office on the second floor is a magnet for anyone with anything on their minds.

Boyfriend troubles? Cold coming on? Need glasses but there’s no money for them right now? Toothache? Want to play baseball but you don’t have a mitt?

Nurse Mary is the conduit through which the Lions Club as well as individual donors learn what the children of hard-working Island families need. (more…)

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04/02/14 5:00pm
PETER NEEDHAM PHOTO | Cold? What cold? Drew Garrison and Macklin Lang  preparing to roll tack this week after the start of a practice race.

PETER NEEDHAM PHOTO | Cold? What cold? Drew Garrison and Macklin Lang preparing to roll tack this week after the start of a practice race.

Between the snowstorms and gale force winds, the Shelter Island School sailing team has managed to get  only a few practices in during the month of March for the upcoming school regattas held in April and early May. (more…)

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03/11/14 10:07am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Consultant John Benvegna during a November meeting with the Irrigation Committee. Last week, via telephone, he offered some preliminary findings stemming from January field tests.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Consultant John Benvegna during a November meeting with the Irrigation Committee. Last week, via telephone, he offered some preliminary findings stemming from January field tests.

Water levels on Shelter Island have remained about the same through the years.

This is according to preliminary information from recent field tests conducted by Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Connecticut-based consultants who were hired by the town’s Irrigation Committee. While the report from LB&G’s John Benvegna is still preliminary, he offered some observations at a Thursday, March 6 meeting based on field tests performed January 8 and 9, including an estimate that most years, Shelter Island is using less than 5 percent of the water recharged into the aquifer. (more…)

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03/05/14 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO WMAC member William Geraghty (standing) points out to colleagues (left) Alfred Loreto and Chairman John Needham how a 130-foot dock would jut into Coecles Harbor if an existing application is approved by the Town Board.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
WMAC member William Geraghty (standing) points out to colleagues (left) Alfred Loreto and Chairman John Needham how a 130-foot dock would jut into Coecles Harbor if an existing application is approved by the Town Board.

The Waterways Management Advisory Council voted on three applications under consideration Monday night — voting unanimously to reject one, turning thumbs up with three members abstaining on another, and voting in favor of a third with one member recusing himself. (more…)