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Joe Denny, who leads the Shelter Island Group for Trail Preservation, showed the Town Board slides revealing areas where volunteers have cleared pathways to trails purchased with Community Preservation Funds.
Trails purchased with Community Preservation Funds are being opened up by members of the Shelter Island Group for Trail Preservation, but Town Board members are cautioning that while the access is positive, there are concerns about too much activity on those lands.
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | Myla and Leonardo Dougherty and red-tailed hawk with handler Jim MacDougall at Saturday’s Green Expo.
There were so many things to do here this past weekend. The Island was very busy with something for everyone. And it almost felt like it was the last weekend of the summer, even though Labor Day was yet to come.
It may be that schools are starting earlier or that parents want to get their kids ready for those schools that begin immediately after Labor Day. (more…)
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Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand updates his colleagues Monday evening on progress being made to identify problems plaguing Fresh Pond.
Two water tests at Fresh Pond — especially two with strikingly different results — can’t tell the story about what’s happening with that prized body of water, according to Water Advisory Committee (WAC) member Peter Grand. (more…)
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Green Expo: Want to learn how to go solar, help preserve our aquifer and bays, and protect the Island for future generations?
Attend the seventh annual Green Expo sponsored by the Island’s Green Options Committee. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A slide set up for kids last year at last year’s Country Fair was a popular attraction.
Saturday, the place to be is in the Center for two annual late summer events — the 36th annual Shelter Island Fire Department Country Fair and the seventh annual Green Expo.
Before there was a single fire department, the Country Fair was the major fund-raising event for the Center’s department, while the chicken barbecue was the specialty of the Heights’ department. (more…)