08/22/14 10:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |  Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |
Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

Environmental problems are significantly worse than when Tim Purtell was a summer kid on Shelter Island.

But he suspects peoples’ awareness has improved in recent years and that gives him hope for a reversal when it comes to saving his beloved Shelter Island. (more…)

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08/08/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

From the supervisor

To the Editor:
A few clarifications for your readers of last week’s Reporter:

4-posters: Page 21 states that the town was able to increase the number of units deployed this year to 38 compared with last year’s 19 “ … through the help of funds from Mashomack Preserve and individual contributors.” (more…)

07/23/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

COURTESY PHOTO | A silent auction offering: ‘Seeing things whole,’ bronze bald eagle sculpture by Walt Matia.

The Nature Conservancy’s 31st annual benefit celebration for Mashomack Preserve will honor and celebrate Janet Gay Hawkins’ commitment to this special place — Mashomack: “Where They Go by Water.” (more…)

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07/14/14 10:03am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Melissa Mundy splits her time these days between a shared house on Shelter Island and an apartment in New York City or, as she puts it, ‘on the other side of the ferry.’

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Melissa Mundy splits her time these days between a shared house on Shelter Island and an apartment in New York City or, as she puts it, ‘on the other side of the ferry.’

In a family with a lot to be proud of, Melissa Mundy is holding up her end of things.

Just 26 years old, she’s already done more volunteer work, master-minded more charity events and raised more support for worthy causes than most of us will in a lifetime. (more…)