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Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.
There’s apparently some good news emanating from the Shelter Island Historical Society relating to fundraising to cover construction costs for the planned vault, classroom and display space.
But details will have to wait for a press release from Executive Director Nanette Breiner Lawrenson next month. (more…)
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Tim Purtell in the pollinator garden that surrounds his home in the Heights.
The garden around Tim Purtell’s Shelter Island home is a hopping place. And that’s just the way he likes it.
During the course of a couple of hours spent talking with him about his life, his work on the Green Options Committee and childhood memories of Shelter Island in the 1950s and 1960s, we were interrupted constantly. (more…)
COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.
Not an easy decision
To the Editor:
As of December 31, I will be leaving my position as Town Councilman due to personal reasons.
This was not an easy decision for me as the town and its people are very much an important part of my life. It has been an honor to serve for the last 15 years. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.
It’s hard to keep track of the plans and programs that have been rolled out in the last several years to ensure that Shelter Island has reliable backup power in case of emergencies.
As Julie Lane reports last week, the newest idea is to start digging a tunnel in October somewhere in Shelter Island Heights to Greenport. The tunnel would house electrical power cables that will connect to a substation in Southold Town. If PSEG pulls the trigger on the plan, one thing will not be in dispute — some Heights and Greenport residents will loudly condemn the whole thing. (more…)
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Emory Breiner came to Shelter Island as a seven year old, fascinated with boats.
Emory Breiner has vivid memories of his first trip to Shelter Island in 1956.
Now a long-time Island resident and candidate for the Town Board in November, during his first ride from the ferry dock at Preston’s to Shelter Island, seven-year-old Emory thought the boat was like the cruise ships he had seen docked on the West Side of Manhattan. “In my mind the ferry was like an ocean liner.”
That first summer, with radios abuzz with word of the maritime disaster that sunk the Andrea Doria, an Italian ocean liner off Nantucket, Emory was ready to send his toy fleet to respond. “I’ll have to send my boats to save people,” he reportedly said. (more…)