JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO John Quinn with his daughter — and our reporter — Halsey, at the finish line of the 2015 10K.
This story appeared in the June 25, 2015 issue of the Reporter
The 3-mile marker of the 36th annual Shelter Island 10K Run was a lot more than just a milestone, much more than a sigh of relief as I approached the halfway mark.
The white picket fence and green grass of the golf course, the rush of the race and the thud of sneakers on concrete were all familiar. For years I stood by that fence, handing out high-fives and words of encouragement to the racers, but I was always waiting for one person — my dad, John Quinn. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Andy Steinmuller plans to relax and enjoy his grandchildren and great grandchildren now that he has stepped down as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner.
After 25 years as a Shelter Island Fire Commissioner and 67 years as a firefighter, Andy Steinmuller is retiring — as a commissioner, that is. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn view of Dering Harbor from Volunteer Park.
Shelter Island woke Wednesday to the sounds of ferry foghorns drifting across the water as thick mist wrapped everything from the ground to the treetops. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Jim Morrison of The Doors incited a riot at the Chicago Coliseum during a performance in which 4,000 audience members ended up battling with police while he hid backstage.
A little more than a month after Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Reverend Ralph Abernathy led a March of the Poor to Washington, D.C. where some 50,000 people camped out in tents and wooden houses that became known as Resurrection City on the Mall to demand the government pay attention to the need for jobs, healthcare and decent homes.
American skateboarder Tony Hawk was born in Carlsbad, California.
“Little Orphan Annie” cartoonist Harold Gray died in La Jolla, California, at age 74.
Actor Paul Newman appeared on the cover of “Life” magazine with an accompanying story about how Hollywood stars were becoming political activists.
And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)
Shelter Island is well on its way to protecting the town’s drinking water, according to Town Engineer John Cronin.
Guided by Supervisor Gary Gerth, Mr. Cronin has drafted an initial 17-point water resource agenda he credits Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. with refining. (more…)