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Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
In a brutal environmental crime, Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department have remained mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)
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The Congdons Creek bulkhead must be repaired before it disappears altogether, according to Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.
Police Chief Jim Read echoed an old saying at last week’s Capital Planning/Grants Committee meeting: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
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Officer Anthony Rando (left), Police Chief Jim Read and Shelter Island School Superintendent Christine Finn discussed materials and curriculum at Police Headquarters Monday related to the expanded D.A.R.E. program, which has added sessions for educating students about opioid abuse. The Island’s pilot program is the first in the state to add the special sessions using a curriculum developed by D.A.R.E. America.
When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)
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Marcus Kaasik at a Town Board special meeting earlier this year on seagrass management.
Are conservation moorings protecting or ruining the environment? (more…)
Part of the bipartisan group protesting in the Center in October 2016 over the theft and destruction of political lawn signs.
As the November 6 election approaches, there are complaints of lawn signs being stolen or vandalized around the Island. Leaders of both political parties have taken stands against such actions, but the problem has persisted, they say. (more…)