05/11/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, MAY 11

Ceremonial ribbon cutting, to celebrate the start up of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm’s innovative wastewater treatment system. Elected officials will be on hand. 11 a.m., Sylvester Manor. Follow the signs to the site. (631) 749-0626. (more…)

04/22/17 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

It’s Family Fun Day Wednesday, April 26, for students and parents interested in exploring activities that would be part of a YMCA program in East Hampton that would be tacked on to Shelter Island School’s half-day summer educational program. (more…)

11/14/15 6:00am
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO School social worker Jennifer Olsen (left) and new town social worker Andrea Nydegger want Island residents to know they are here to help.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
School social worker Jennifer Olsen (left) and new town social worker Andrea Nydegger want Island residents to know they are here to help.

A year ago, it appeared to make sense that the Shelter Island School’s part-time social worker could fill her work week by also serving as a part-time social worker for the town.

But Jennifer Olsen, the woman appointed to those two positions, says she quickly realized holding those posts could lead to potential conflicts of interest as kids realized their school social worker could also be talking to their parents. As a result she asked to resign from the town.

“I was worried about it affecting my relationship with the students,” Ms. Olsen said.  (more…)

Featured Story
11/13/15 9:00am

Reel Point Shelter Island

What’s to be done at Reel Point, where thousands of dollars have been spent to keep the mouth of Coecles Harbor open?

Before pouring more money into dredging and another attempt to shore up the land, both the town and Peconic Land Trust, which owns part of the site, agree they want a professional study to determine what can be done.  (more…)