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02/26/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

Threatened state and federal cutbacks in aid to libraries would hamper Shelter Island’s efforts to fund capital projects, including installation of a generator that could provide residents with shelter and activities during a power blackout.

Library Director Terry Lucas has tapped Youth Services Librarian Anthony Vutter to participate in Library Advocacy Day on February 28 to lobby legislators in Albany to reject Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts. (more…)

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12/06/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Linda Bruno, at the Reporter offfice discussing her efforts to provide educational materials to Puerto Rico’s children

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Linda Bruno, at the Reporter offfice discussing her efforts to provide educational materials to Puerto Rico’s children

An Island with a death toll estimated at more than 500. Hundreds of thousands of people without power, safe drinking water, a reliable supply of food and medicine. Homes destroyed by wind and floods and public infrastructure shattered.

The devastation Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico is still being assessed, but it’s already one of the worst natural disasters in recent American history. (more…)

11/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

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Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

Mary Dwyer believes children are born unfettered by restrictions on what they can achieve.

That’s why Ms. Dwyer wants to bring them into the “2Rs4Fun” program before anyone can impose limits on them.

After 25 years of teaching elementary school, mostly in the East Williston School District, Ms. Dwyer retired to Shelter Island and launched the program designed to inspire young students to read, write and stretch their imaginations. Starting in the fall of 2008, she motivated a group of adult mentors to latch onto her vision and work one-on-one with 3rd and 4th grade students at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)