05/04/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

A seasoned editor once told a group of young reporters that there is no good news and no bad news. There’s just news.

We’ve had some news lately that is worth spotlighting here and the old editor should not take offense, but there’s been some really good news for Shelter Island recently. (more…)

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04/25/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented a plaque.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented him with a plaque.

The Town Board learned at Tuesday’s work session that the Deer & Tick Committee will either ask for a reallocation of its money or more funding for its 2019 budget.

Listening to an account of efforts made in the 2017-18 hunting season, members heard about a successful pilot “Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers” (NWCO) program that killed 50 deer during the February and March hunt on some town-managed properties. (more…)

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04/02/18 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.

“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.

North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.

The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/02/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A deep and wide hole on the North Ferry line recently filled with sand, dirt and gravel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A deep and wide hole on the North Ferry line recently filled with sand, dirt and gravel.

Drivers boarding North Ferry boats in Greenport for the trip to Shelter Island have been plagued in recent weeks by expanding potholes in the area where vehicles line up to await ferries. The entire area is a mess, with gaping holes and uneven surfaces lining the entire turnaround. (more…)