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…)
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…)
LILA KNEELAND PHOTO
Eva Piccozzi enjoying the “new” Shell Beach, made pristine by dredge spoils taken from South Ferry last month.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Vision Air aerial photo designed to survey the number of deer on Shelter Island back in 2005. Back then, it was said that five deer were captured in this thermal image.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Dr. Timothy Leary, Harvard psychologist and LSD advocate, was advising people to “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik presented the Board of Education with a progress report on meeting goals for the 2015-16 school year.
“We’re looking at getting our kids college and career ready,” Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik told the Board of Education last week, reviewing steps he’s taken to ensure that students not college-bound are not being forgotten.
Toward that end, students from Shelter Island are serving internships, exposing them to fields to pursue after graduation, Mr. Skuggevik said at Wednesday’s meeting. (more…)