09/19/18 10:00am
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JZ Holden’s novel “Illusion of Memory,” reflects the pain and questioning that haunt children of Holocaust survivors, like Ms. Holden herself.

She’s confronted those emotions in many ways throughout her adult life, through Jungian therapy, meditation, even visits to places like Auschwitz, to reckon with the trauma she feels is transmitted from parents to their offspring. The book tells, through a series of journal entries and letters, a story of a woman struggling to know if her haunting memories and dreams are her own, or versions of what her family has told her. (more…)

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03/03/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jules Feiffer in his new Island home with piano and favorite drawings.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jules Feiffer in his new Island home with piano and favorite drawings.

Jules Feiffer moved to Shelter Island in January to begin his 89th year of life in a house on the edge of Klenawicus Airfield with his new wife, Joan (JZ) Holden.

As I arrived to interview him, a feline welcoming party ushered me into their home, a light-filled place with a commanding view from virtually every room of the grass runway. “The house was just built,” Jules said, “minutes before you got here.” Joan joined the conversation from somewhere upstairs, yelling answers from offstage as Jules explained, “She is terribly shy.” (more…)

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06/03/16 8:00am
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Willful ignorance

To the Editor:
In addition to having the Zoning Board of Appeals conduct a hearing on the JBS mini-storage, the Town Board should investigate how the building permit process allowed a permit to be granted for such a large building on a non-conforming lot. (more…)

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04/04/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe's, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe’s, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

St. Gabriel’s Chapel can be moved to a new location and preserved.

Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive on-site examination on March 28, has submitted a report to Supervisor Jim Dougherty that states the 78-year-old chapel is “generally sound structurally” and has “no obvious structural issues that would preclude removal … from its foundation.” (more…)