COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
Thirteen canine and police officer teams graduated from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department explosives detection and anti-terrorism training at a January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The canines are now official officers of the MTAPD and have small police shields affixed to their collars.
Among the new officers is Joey, a dog named in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, a Shelter Island native who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. Joey’s partner is MTAPD Officer Christopher Matias. (more…)
MELISSA MUNDY PHOTO | Gold Star Mother Chrys Kestler and veterans Jim Colligan, Howard Jackson, Michael (Zack) Mundy and Tom Spotteck during a recent rehearsal of The Telling Project at the Shelter Island School.
This is Part II of a two-part series. The first installment ran in the February 8, 2018 edition of the Reporter. A link to that story can be found below.
Four Shelter Island veterans — Howard Jackson, James Colligan, Michael (Zack) Mundy and Tom Spotteck — and one Gold Star Mother, Chrys Kestler, whose son Joe Theinert was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2010, will take the stage at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Friday to share stories of their military experience. The presentation is part of The Telling Project, a national non-profit that brings the tales of veterans to the stage in order to deepen civilian understanding of the military and its personnel.
The stables and some of the horses who lived at Hampshire Farms. (Sotheby’s homes photo).
After 11 amazing years, Hampshire Farms Riding Center, Inc. has closed its doors. As the farm’s business owners, Laura Tuthill and Erica Steindl would like to thank the community for its support over the years. It has been a very rewarding experience to be a part of so many children’s lives and to share our love of horses with them, knowing that we have helped create little horsemen and horsewomen, not just little riders. (more…)
From left, lawyer Elliott Meisel, Sag Harbor Partnership President Nick Gazzolo, and Evan Gordon, lawyer for Shelter Island’s Gerry Mallow, at the closing of the Sag Harbor Cinema property on January 10. (Courtesy: Sag Harbor Partnership).
The Sag Harbor Partnership has announced that on January 10, 2018, it formally closed on the purchase of the Sag Harbor Cinema from longtime owner, Shelter Island resident Gerry Mallow. In a letter to the community, the Partnership thanked its many supporters large and small, saying that “we have had over 2,500 people donate to our campaign, and more than 90 percent of donations have been $1,000 and under.”
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
Art exhibit, works in colored pencil by Bernie Gillespie. Library gallery through January. (631) 749-0042.
Igloo fortresses, a workshop for kids. 2:30 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
Winter Reading Club, for kids of all ages. Runs through March 14. Sign up at the library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)