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03/23/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The latest group of third and fourth graders who started working with adult mentors on their writing at the start of the 2014-15 school year have just published their prose and poetry.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The latest group of third and fourth graders who started working with adult mentors on their writing at the start of the 2014-15 school year have just published their prose and poetry.

Hot off the press and ready for prime time. That’s the latest edition of the 2rs4Fun booklet created by third and fourth grade Shelter Island students who with the guidance of mentors learn to express themselves through prose and poetry. (more…)

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03/23/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

She was an attorney with one of Wall Street’s most prestigious firms, practicing commercial law, handling complicated multi-state mortgage transactions.

“It was quite the fascinating life,” Terry Lucas said. “But there was something missing.”

Added to the feeling of living a not-quite-complete life were pressures that too often were inescapable. (more…)

03/14/15 8:00am

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat on a much more peaceful and less eventful night then the one Tom Madden experienced years ago.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat on a much more peaceful and less eventful night than the one Tom Madden experienced years ago.

So, so many years ago, Captain George Edward Cartwright and I were working the last boat shift on the South Ferry boat to Shelter Island – 3 p.m. to midnight.

As I left to go to work it was snowing and blowing a real nor’easter and the forecast was for worse. When we relieved the early shift, they told us to keep an eye out for some islanders who had gone up west to JFK airport to pick up a friend who was flying home. (more…)

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03/12/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Board watchdog Emory Breiner (left) congratulated Al Kilb Jr. on his defeat of then supervisor Art Williams in the November 2005 election. Mr. Kilb and Hap Bowditch Jr. had both tried unsuccessfully to take the GOP banner from Mr. Williams in a September primary. When they failed, Mr. Kilb ran on the Conservative and Independence lines while Mr. Bowditch mounted a write-in campaign. There were no Democrats in the race.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Town Board watchdog Emory Breiner (left) congratulated Al Kilb Jr. on his defeat of then supervisor Art Williams in the November 2005 election. Mr. Kilb and Hap Bowditch Jr. had both tried unsuccessfully to take the GOP banner from Mr. Williams in a September primary. When they failed, Mr. Kilb ran on the Conservative and Independence lines while Mr. Bowditch mounted a write-in campaign. There were no Democrats in the race.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

In the wake of the bloody Selma, Alabama march, civil rights issues were dominating the news with President Lyndon Johnson introducing what would become the Voting Rights Act. President Johnson also ordered federal courts in Alabama to take steps to require local  officials in Alabama to protect the rights of peaceful protestors. (more…)