10/25/17 10:47am
COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

COURTESY PHOTO Joseph Denny, ready to hit the trail.

Shelter Island is full of hiking trails, but beyond the trail system at Mashomack Preserve, the location of many of the other public trails that dot the Island is not common knowledge.

Which is why Joseph Denny is setting out to change that. (more…)

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10/20/17 11:16am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty wrote to the Reporter this week.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Supervisor Jim Dougherty wrote to the Reporter this week.

Dougherty’s defense
To the Editor:
A major component of my opponent’s campaign is bemoaning the loss of St. Gabriel’s as open space. Where was he when we were fighting to save it? (more…)

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12/13/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

After several months of discussing possible legislation to control short-term rentals on the Island, the Town Board at its Friday meeting set January 27 as a date for a public hearing on the draft, but not before hearing a complaint about the timing. (more…)

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04/27/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

The Shelter Island Town Board and the Civil Service Employees Association are nearing completion of a new contract that is to be retroactive to January 1 and will continue through December 31, 2018. (more…)

03/25/16 10:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

Why spend time and money to preserve an old, beloved structure?

For almost everyone, that’s not a question requiring much deliberation. Preserving a building connects us to the past in a vivid way, making memories as strong as brick and mortar. The sight of the graceful architecture reinforces the reason we revere and are inspired by the culture of builders and artists who came before us. (more…)