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08/16/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Village officials spent the week hunting for possible leaks in Dering Harbor’s antiquated water system since a spike in usage has drawn saltwater into the public water supply. This has caused pressure to drop system-wide, putting at risk the aging water tower. (more…)

08/13/17 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Valerie LaPapa giving a golf lesson to Mia Wilutis.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Valerie LaPapa giving a golf lesson to Mia Wilutis.

For many of you who play golf on Shelter Island, you know Valerie LaPapa.

Valerie is the person you meet when you golf at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club (GBCC) who immediately makes you feel better just because you’ve met her. (more…)

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08/08/17 4:30pm
ELANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The megayacht Vibrant Curiosity was achored this week in waters just outside Dering Harbor, setting off speculation about who might aboard.

ELANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The mega-yacht Vibrant Curiosity was anchored this week in waters just outside Dering Harbor, setting off speculation about who might aboard.

Islanders may be accustomed to sightings of mega-yachts during summer months, but the arrival of the Vibrant Curiosity at the anchorage just outside Dering Harbor got the phones ringing at the Reporter. (more…)

08/05/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

If the newly minted leaders of the Village of Dering Harbor were to author a training session for municipal officials it might have the title: “Everyone’s a Critic: How to Conduct Village Elections and Stay Sane During the Process.”

That’s the actual title of a seminar being offered by the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials (NYCOM) as part of its fall training program in Saratoga Springs. While Dering Harbor’s new mayor and trustees could probably teach that class, the inexperienced team could learn a great deal attending some of the many other sessions on offer. (more…)