ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Army veteran Jim Colligan, and former Marines Michael (Zack) Mundy and Tom Spotteck rehearse for The Telling Project, which will be offered at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on February 16.
(This is Part I of a two-part series and ran in the February 8, 2018 edition of the Reporter. The second installment will appear in the February 15, 2018 edition.)
The stories of the men and women who deploy with the military are as varied as the individuals themselves and the conflicts in which they serve.
But often the issues and intricacies of military life are not something that people outside the armed services can easily understand. Enter The Telling Project, a national non-profit organization that brings the experience of veterans to the stage in order to deepen civilian understanding of the military and its personnel. Since 2014, the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund (JJTMF), which was created in honor of 1st Lt. Theinert after he was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, has been partnering with The Telling Project to put local veterans and Gold Star family members in front of East End audiences to share their stories. (more…)
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…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jack Reardon and son Weston share a sled, smiles and an adventure on Goat Hill.
It will warm up a bit today on Shelter Island after days of severely cold weather. But this evening and tonight will bring hazardous conditions. (more…)
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On Friday, after nearly 18 months of debate, the Town Board voted to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) on Shelter Island.
In an expected four to one vote, with Supervisor Jim Dougherty casting the lone “no vote,” the Island joins the other East End towns in putting restrictions on STRs. (more…)