03/15/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Student interns, from left, Aidan Mysliborski, Adrian Sulahian and Zach Renault discuss their internship program Preserve with teacher Michelle Corbett.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Student interns, from left, Aidan Mysliborski, Adrian Sulahian and Zach Renault discuss their internship program Preserve with teacher Michelle Corbett.

There are no good jobs on Shelter Island.

That’s what many young people tell you, but a small contingent of high school students, involved in the first year of the school’s internship program, are ready to dispute that theory, expressing their delight in the wide number of opportunities they’ve experienced in both the private and public sectors. (more…)

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02/11/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Tristan Wissemann

Standing outside the high school gym near the display case that holds seven 1,000-point game basketballs and across from the Hall of Fame case, Coach Jay Card Jr. described what motivated him to excel as a coach and player during his own distinguished varsity basketball career.

“Children walk down this hallway everyday and they look into that case, and think to themselves, ‘I’d like to have my name on that wall,’” he said. “Those names are an inspiration.” (more…)

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02/09/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Maurice “Tut” Tuttle is celebrating 65 years as an active member of the Shelter Island Fire Department.

His dream of serving his community as a firefighter had its beginning when he was a boy living by South Ferry, seeing lights in the sky from flames consuming the Prospect Hotel.

But Maurice “Tut” Tuttle’s commitment to service was solidified later, when his friend, Tom Young, inspired him to join the Shelter Island Fire Department.

Harry Truman was president, the average price of a new house was $9,000, a new car cost $1,500 and putting gas in it cost 19 cents a gallon. It was 1951 and Mr. Tuttle was an 18-year-old high school senior. (more…)

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01/15/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

From the post office
To the Editor:
The Postal Service is proud to be part of the Shelter Island community, where records of postal operations date back to 1846.
As the Postal Service Long Island District Manager, my commitment to you is professional, reliable and courteous service.

Upon learning about recent mail issues on Shelter Island, I immediately visited both post offices here. I am glad I made the trip. (more…)