01/20/17 3:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Because of the wide public interest in an upcoming pubic hearing to discuss draft legislation on short-term rentals  scheduled for Friday, January 27, the Town Board has ordered the meeting to be moved from Town Hall to the Shelter Island School auditorium, 33 North Ferry Road.

The time for the meeting remains the same — 4:30 p.m.

The draft resolution to be discussed can be found on the town’s website at shelterislandtown.us/ and by clicking on “Town Topics”’ and “Upcoming Hearings & Laws.”

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01/13/17 4:30pm
BEN SMITH PHOTO

BEN SMITH PHOTO

We all know how long it takes to drive across Shelter Island from north to south on Route 114. Some of us know there are 21.5 miles of trails meandering in and around Mashomack Preserve.

But have you ever wondered how big Shelter Island really is?

Glenn Waddington certainly did, and it’s a question that he puzzled over for quite some time. (more…)

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01/06/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Loren Reich

Loren Reich was a well-paid, internationally-traveling executive based in Manhattan, when she decided she was ready to move to the Island full-time in 2005, after years of coming out weekends. She saw an ad for an executive assistant position and when she got a call from the man doing the screening he had a warning. The position involved working at a laboratory run by U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the study of animal diseases. (more…)

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12/23/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Alma Ryder’s earliest memory of Christmas is listening to the radio as her grandfather trimmed a Christmas tree. The 100-year-old Ms. Ryder was one of three sisters, but while her siblings lived with their mother, she was sent to live with her grandparents. (more…)