COURTESY PHOTO | The Sylvester Manor land bridge in the background of a photo with Cornelia Horsford in the early 1900s.
At the rear of the Sylvester Manor property, behind the manor house and near the creek, there is a small land bridge that leads to an area the Sylvesters called the North Peninsula. It’s a protected spit of land graced with fresh water springs where the Manhansetts once fished and farmed. (more…)
On a recent weekday morning, a gathering of Island seniors made their way to the Shelter Island Senior Activity Center on South Ferry Road for the weekly Silver Circle meeting. Inside, the center quickly filled with animated conversations on multiple topics. But once the topic turned to healthcare, the attendees were focused, sharing serious concerns on the issue, even though residents continued to inject humor into the sobering conversation. (more…)
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Christine Finn at The Islander this week.
Christine Finn, a teacher and education administrator, has a sure-fire way to get the flavor of the local culture when she travels overseas. Go to McDonald’s. (more…)
After seven-plus years of legislative debate, voting, media focus and public discussion on health care for Americans — not counting “The Original Medicare” (Medicare and Medicaid) legislative enactment and amendment controversies going back 50 years to President Johnson (1965) — there are still many, many more questions than answers. (more…)