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08/12/15 8:03am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester manor, where slaves and indentured servants  families were quartered.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester Manor, where slaves and indentured servants were quartered.

In the stifling attic of rough boards, the afternoon sunlight caught etchings of sailing ships on a wooden beam near a narrow window.

You could see a progression in the work, from a suggestion of a ship to finely drawn images of sails and intricate renderings of ropes and riggings. In the airless August heat, just under the roof of Sylvester Manor, the etchings spoke of an indentured boy’s need for expression and freedom. (more…)

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03/30/15 10:00am

 

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Don and Corinne Dunning, and their dog, Wally, enjoying some couch time in the Shelter Island home they built. Don is holding their wedding portrait, which he carries in his wallet.

Don Dunning is a man who enjoys telling a story on himself. Like the time he walked into Fedi’s shortly after finding out he had been elected to the board of the Shelter Island Public Library, and ran into Mimi Brennan, the Dorothy Parker of the Island.

Mimi congratulated him. “I said I was kind of shocked because I don’t even read that much,” Don said, and Mimi cracked, “I was shocked too, because I didn’t think you could read.” (more…)

03/10/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Public Library has named Terry Z. Lucas as director.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Shelter Island Public Library trustees have named Terry Z. Lucas as director.

The Board of Trustees of the Shelter Island Public Library announced on Tuesday the appointment of Terry Z. Lucas as the new library director, effective April 15, 2015. (more…)

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12/12/14 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Making it clear
To the Editor:
Regarding last week’s letter (“Bones to Pick”), Mr. Evangelista either misunderstood my letter or I wasn’t clear.

My non-vote in last November’s election was to protest the Democratic Party strategy of distancing themselves from President Obama. I am against such a strategy that also has racial overtones. (more…)