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07/30/14 4:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

This week in the wider world, 50 years ago:

Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, having been sworn in on November 22, 1963, in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. (more…)

07/25/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The library is a place to keep house guests happy and entertained.

House guest season is upon us and with it comes the need to have plenty of entertainment options up your sleeve for when the weather is bad or the pleasures of the outdoors start to fade.

As the house guest calendar starts to fill, check out the resources available at the library. It’s the place to send your tired, your bored and your huddled guests longing for high-speed Internet access. (more…)

07/01/14 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |  Patricia Shillingburg works every day of the week with a rotating team of volunteers to document and transcribe 762 letters dating to the Colonial- and Revolutionary War-era letters.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Patricia Shillingburg works every day of the week with a rotating team of volunteers to document and transcribe 762 letters dating to the Colonial- and Revolutionary War-eras.

I’m holding a letter in my hands that is older than the Declaration of Independence. (more…)

04/09/14 11:51am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Nicki Loder (center), the new library assistant, is welcomed to the Shelter Island Library, along with the new 3D printer, by Children’s Librarian Jennifer Blume (left), Assistant Director Laura Dickerson and Library Director Denise DiPaolo.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Nicki Loder (center), the new library assistant, is welcomed to the Shelter Island Library, along with the new 3D printer, by Children’s Librarian Jennifer Blume (left), Assistant Director Laura Dickerson and Library Director Denise DiPaolo.

While Library Assistant Nicki Loder is a permanent addition to the staff, the 3D printer will only be at the Shelter Island Public Library until Friday, April 18, when it will move on to another Suffolk County library. Use of the printer is free and staff members will provide one-on-one instructions on its use from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

03/10/14 7:22am

 

PETER BOODY PHOTO | Shelter Island Library Director Denise DiPaolo at her ‘empty nest’ in Sag Harbor, where she raised her three children.

PETER BOODY PHOTO |
Shelter Island Library Director Denise DiPaolo at her ‘empty nest’ in Sag Harbor, where she raised her three children.

Denise DiPaolo has so much positive energy a stranger might guess she’s got a passion for espresso. It’s yoga to which she’s addicted, in fact. Family and her job rank right up there, too. (more…)