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06/30/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mary and Albert Dickson at home on Shelter Island.

Albert Dickson’s family history includes a number of people about whom you could say, “They did good.”

His great uncle got the idea that places for public access to the water should be designated by the town, and not just rely on the friendly and tolerant owners of near-shore property. He helped establish the town landings we use today. Albert’s grandmother once risked her life to rescue a swimmer in trouble near Second Bridge, and was rewarded when the woman she saved gave her a set of gold spoons. And his parents, Anton and Mary Dickson, in spite of their own very modest means, somehow managed to give food and support to people in the community who needed it. (more…)

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06/28/17 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)

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06/19/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Manhanset Firehouse is likely to be the site of a second Shelter Island cell phone tower.

Three years after Shelter Island Fire Commissioners began discussions about locating a new cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane, the application will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

09/22/16 2:00pm
MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO | Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field. September, 2015.

MAGGIE HIGBY PHOTO | Kurt Erickson, Sylvester Manor’s Vegetable Field Manager, sowing winter rye and hairy vetch seed in the Windmill Field, September, 2015. Sylvester Manor will host a hands-on seed saving workshop on September 24, 2015. The workshop is cosponsored by Shelter Island Library.

SAVING SEEDS

Did you know that the Shelter Island Library and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm cosponsor an heirloom Seed Library? A seed saving workshop will be held at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Saturday, September 24 from 11 a.m. to noon. Join Sylvester Manor farmers as they demonstrate how to save and share your seeds in this hands-on workshop, and take some flower and vegetable seeds home for your own garden. For more information, call Jocelyn Ozolins, adult services librarian, at (631) 749-0042 extension 107. (more…)