11/01/18 12:24pm

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A panel discussion on the meaning of the First Amendment was held October 25 at the library. From left, Town Councilman Paul Shepherd, Professor of Law Thomas Schweitzer, Reporter Editor Ambrose Clancy, educator Barbara Barnes and journalist Gary Paul Gates.

The Shelter Island Library hosted a lively discussion on press freedoms on Thursday, October 25. 

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10/31/18 8:00am

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Part of the bipartisan group protesting in the Center in October 2016 over the theft and destruction of political lawn signs.

As the November 6 election approaches, there are complaints of lawn signs being stolen or vandalized around the Island. Leaders of both political parties have taken stands against such actions, but the problem has persisted, they say. (more…)

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10/25/16 2:00pm
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We’ve been robbed!
To the Editor:

Not just of our property, but of our confidence in people, and most importantly of our First Amendment rights. It is very sad that some people on this island are so desperate and hateful that they feel the need to vandalize and steal property supporting a Presidential candidate. What type of morals does it take to assault First Amendment rights and commit a hate crime? (more…)

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09/09/15 2:00pm
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO The  County Legislature is looking once again to the legality of drones recording in public places.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO The County Legislature is looking once again into the legality of drones recording in public places.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has vetoed a widely-supported bill that banned the use of drones on county parkland, saying the law’s privacy stipulations would be unconstitutional. (more…)