07/18/14 5:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Joan Archard of Patchogue holds up her wetsuit Tuesday near Great South Bay, where she’s been practicing for this weekend’s swim from Greenport to Shelter Island (and maybe back).

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Joan Archard of Patchogue holds up her wetsuit Tuesday near Great South Bay, where she’s been practicing for this weekend’s swim from Greenport to Shelter Island (and maybe back).

The matriarch of the family — good old granny — always leaves a certain legacy behind. Whether it’s her perfect chocolate-chip cookie recipe or the slightly off-kilter jokes she made, grandmas are known to pass down fond memories.

This summer, Joan Archard of Patchogue is paying homage to her grandmother’s less conventional achievements through a feat of athleticism to be attempted in Greenport. (more…)

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07/02/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met Tuesday in work session.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met Tuesday in work session.

The Town Board has set a date for a residents’ tour on town buses of substations to the North Fork.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that the tour would begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 17 from Town Hall. PSEG — the power company that manages Long Island’s electricity — representatives will meet the bus at the Greenport side of North Ferry. (more…)

06/27/14 4:30pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Jo Ann Kirkland

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Jo Ann Kirkland

When I first starting writing a column for this newspaper, a wise editor and writer suggested that I not use peoples’ names. If there’s no name, it makes it more universal; the reader may subconsciously insert their own husband/child/dog’s name instead of getting a mental image of my kid.

Good advice. But not this time. (more…)

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06/11/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Raging waves and severe winds during a March 1984 storm lashed Shelter Island causing an estimated $3 million in damages. The Town Board suspended public hearings for repairs to docks and bulkheads until mid June, then in mid June had to suspend such hearings for another month to accommodate the numbers of people whose properties had sustained damage.

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Raging waves and severe winds during a March 1984 storm lashed Shelter Island causing an estimated $3 million in damages. The Town Board suspended public hearings for repairs to docks and bulkheads until mid June, then in mid June had to suspend the hearings for another month to accommodate the number of people whose properties had sustained damage.

50 YEARS AGO
Island’s electricity coming from new source

While Islanders slept in June 1964, the Long Island Lighting Company was switching on cabling running from Greenport to Shelter Island, described then as “the most ambitious improvement” to electrical service here. (more…)