02/16/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of 'Triva Night' at the library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Bob DeStefano will be the master of ceremonies for a return engagement of ‘Triva Night’ at the library.

Think you’re smart? Now’s your chance to prove it!

The mid-winter, blues-busting “Trivia Night: Battle of the Brains” returns to the library’s Friday Night Dialogues on February 24 — 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room — a perfect antidote to the daunting days of winter when the days are short and sunlight is sparse. (more…)

10/25/16 12:01pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island students explored Coecles Harbor Friday in ‘A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ program. As student Ray Karen takes measurements of the tides from shore, United States Geological Survey staffer Brendan McCarthy (facing the shoreline) leads three other students (backs to camera, l-r) Melissa Frasco, Lucio Martinez and Elizabeth Larsen in taking water measurements.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island students explored Coecles Harbor Friday in ‘A Day in the Life of the Peconic Estuary’ program. As student Ray Karen takes measurements of the tides from shore, United States Geological Survey staffer Brendan McCarthy (facing the shoreline) leads three other students (backs to camera, l-r) Melissa Frasco, Lucio Martinez and Elizabeth Larsen in taking water measurements.

Some young Shelter Island citizen scientists agreed a field trip Friday to Ram’s Island gave them a better understanding of the place they call home. (more…)

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09/27/16 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

Elected officials from the state, county and town, along with representatives of environmental organizations, gathered on the lawn of Sylvester Manor September 23 for a ground breaking of a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system.

The “clean water system,” developed by Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is unique to Suffolk County. It will be operational by April 2017, according to Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development. (more…)