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09/25/17 4:30pm
DON BINDLER PHOTO Bug Lighthouse on the night of the "Super Moon" in December 2015

DON BINDLER PHOTO Bug Lighthouse on the night of the “Super Moon” in December 2015

There is perhaps no symbol more synonymous with Long Island and New England maritime history than that of the lighthouse.

Today it’s largely GPS and satellites that warn sailors of dangers ahead, but these beautiful beacons are a connection to our nautical past and are still commonly used as reference points. (more…)

07/09/17 8:00am
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTOS | The 7th graders and crew aboard the Alabama.

On June 19, a group of 14 seventh graders from Shelter Island School ferried to New London and boarded the Alabama, a 124-foot schooner built in 1928, owned by Black Dog Tall Ships. This annual trip, funded in great part by the Shelter Island Educational Foundation, gives students a real world experience as members of the crew. (more…)

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02/09/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

Enough rules
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)

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01/27/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Questions on rentals
To the Editor:
The public hearing on January 27 is certain to result in a cacophony of opinions, all lumped under the all-purpose title, “short-term rentals.” For more productive discussion, the Town Board might separate out the concerns being raised and open them for comment in some order. (more…)

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01/20/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

Room for all
To the Editor:
Heather Reylek (“Your Letters,” January 5) references 172 listings available on airbnb. This is misleading. (more…)