01/18/18 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Let it snow. Our columnist's driveway.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Let it snow. Our columnist’s driveway.

Did you ever notice how some things can be so beautiful and at the same time really ugly?

Every winter I feel that way about snow. Not many things are more attractive or more beautiful than the first snowfall. On the flip side, driving home from work on slick, sub-freezing temperature roads, not much could be uglier. (more…)

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10/16/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)

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11/29/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Varsity basketball player Luke Gilpin draws a crowd in traffic as Eric Thilberg cuts to the hoop in Monday night’s home loss to Hampton Bays.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Varsity basketball player Luke Gilpin draws a crowd in traffic as Eric Thilberg cuts to the hoop in Monday night’s home loss to Hampton Bays.

The Shelter Island School junior varsity and varsity boys basketball teams dropped their home openers in a non-league game against Hampton Bays Monday night.

In the JV game, the Indians were down 13-12 at the end of the first quarter. Center Nick Young had the hot hand, scoring 10 of his team-high 14 points in the opening period. Freshman guard Lucas Quigley Dunning contributed 9 points. (more…)

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11/28/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

In the best interest
To the Editor:
A recent editorial in the Reporter pointed out two areas of town governance and budget that needed serious consideration. We are writing to support the points expressed in the editorial and urge the Town Board to act expeditiously on these proposals.

First, we should increase Jay Card’s salary, over time, to make him competitive with those in a similar position in other East End towns. He is currently seriously underpaid and he is also doing an outstanding job with the Highway Department, the Recycling Center and with all of the town properties that fall under his domain in the Department of Public Works. (more…)