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07/31/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Questions for PD
To the Editor:
Jackie Black’s letter to the editor of the Reporter last week, describing a house guest’s encounter with a local police officer as she waited for a cab at South Ferry after midnight, described a very upsetting situation.

The trope, “Show me your papers,” immediately conveys feelings of fear and oppression. (more…)

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07/28/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is looking into a July 18 police call at South Ferry.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty issued a statement Tuesday afternoon on the issue of a police call to South Ferry on July 18:

 “The Town Board in its capacity as Police Commissioners met today with the Chief of Police and Detective Thilberg to discuss the July 18 matter at South Ferry where a Shelter Island policeman approached and had a conversation with a foot passenger disembarking from the ferry. The commissioners made some suggestions regarding procedures to follow in the future in such instances but concluded that there was no evidence of any racial issues.”

Below is the original Reporter post: (more…)

07/05/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

When I was a young boy I played Little League baseball.

In my last year of playing, I was 12 years old. My position was either pitcher or third basemen for the Long Branch Badgers in New Jersey. My coach was Patrick Hughes, a 19-year-old kid but to a 12-year-old he seemed like he was 50. I now reminisce how he adored us and became a real friend and supporter of all the boys on the team. (more…)

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06/20/15 10:00am

 

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Chris Hess going to the right side in the Bucks tough loss to the Aviators Wednesday evening.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Chris Hess going to the right side in the Bucks tough loss to the Aviators Wednesday evening.

Hall of Famer Yogi Berra popularized the phrase, “It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”

The Shelter Island Bucks were cruelly reminded of this on Wednesday night when, with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning, they blew a 1-0 lead over the visiting Westhampton Aviators en route to a 2-1 extra-innings defeat. (more…)

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06/03/15 2:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

While the South Ferry channel is set to be dredged this year and all expectations are that the work will go forward without a hitch in November, the Waterways Management Advisory Council will recommend that a second project be listed at Menantic Creek — just in case something goes wrong with the South Ferry dredge. (more…)