The great thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you. The awful thing about living in a small town is that everyone knows you.
My bedtime, how long the television stays on, who is visiting me, all may as well be a matter of public record. If I fail to pick up after my dog during our morning walk my neighbors may not care, but they will certainly notice. (more…)
Judy Rojas Bennett
Judy Rojas Bennett died peacefully in her sleep at her home on Ram Island on Wednesday, July 18 after a three-year battle with cancer. (more…)
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The Manhanset firehouse is the site of a proposed cell and emergency communications tower.
The proposal by the Board of Fire Commissioners to construct a 120-foot cell phone and emergency services communications tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbetts Lane had a public hearing before the Town Board on June 15. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a small electrical fire that was quickly brought under control Monday night on Ram Island Drive.
Shelter Island Fire Department volunteers were kept busy Monday night with back to back calls. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Justine Karen at the Islander.
A very articulate 16-year old is sitting in a corner booth at The Islander talking about her life. It’s the height of lunch hour and just about everyone in the busy dining room knows who she is, where she lives, who her parents are, who she is eating lunch with, and why.
What’s weird is that Justine Karen is totally O.K. with it. (more…)