10/06/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School taking water samples for a study of the the Peconic Estuary last week.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, taking water samples last week in Mashomack for a study of the  Peconic Estuary.

Just how healthy is the Peconic Estuary?

That’s what close to 20 Shelter Island students set out to discover last week. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they don’t yet have answers since their data will be compared with that of students from other districts involved in the “Day in the Life of Peconic Estuary” program. (more…)

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…)