09/30/14 4:30pm
Cover of the latest 2Rs4Fun book of student writings created by third and fourth graders.

Cover of the latest 2Rs4Fun book of student writings created by third and fourth graders.

As 2Rs4Fun kicks off its fall season at Shelter Island Public Library, the writing program that matches young students with adult mentors has put out its latest edition of student writing from last spring’s semester. (more…)

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09/22/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bianca Evangelista at the Hay Beach home where she has lived all her life.

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Bianca Evangelista at the Hay Beach home where she has lived all her life.

On the first day of the new school year here on Shelter Island, freshman Bianca Evangelista was 14 years, 8 months and 23 days old. A writer, a varsity athlete and a singer, she relates the memories and experiences she has packed into her first decade and a half with confidence and poise.

If this Island is an incubator, then Bianca is getting ready to hatch. (more…)

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09/08/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Jim Colligan at home in Silver Beach in a rare moment of repose.

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Jim Colligan at home in Silver Beach in a rare moment of repose.

When Jim Colligan and his wife Margaret moved into their newly built home in the heart of Silver Beach in July 2007, a casual observer might have seen a couple ready to relax and enjoy some quality time after decades of military service, teaching school and raising three successful children. (more…)

08/01/14 1:34pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Representative Tim Bishop was forced to cancel an appearance at the Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Representative Tim Bishop was forced to cancel an appearance at the Library.

Congressman Tim Bishop’s appearance at the Shelter Island Library this evening at 7 p.m. has been cancelled.

Congress is still in session and Mr. Bishop has to be present in case legislation is to be voted on, according to the congressman’s office in Washington.