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02/21/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

When the musicians arrive to play Volunteer Park this summer, will spectators finally have a convenient bathroom so they won’t have to depend on the kindness of Bridge Street merchants? (more…)

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02/20/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) told the Water Quality Board he anticipates the money the Public Works Department is seeking to complete the Wades Beach bathroom project is unlikely to change unless the Suffolk County Department of Health Services requires two parallel units instead of the one planned. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (center) at a recent meeting of the Water Quality Board at Town Hall. Listening are Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (left) and septic system installer Peder Larsen of Shelter Island Sand, Gravel & Contracting.

The Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board asked the Town Board to approve a $20,860 allocation to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Wades Beach. (more…)

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02/12/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France ended.

Representing the first teachers’ strike in the United States, the Florida Education Association initiated a mass resignation of teachers to protest state funding of education.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

01/26/18 3:00pm
STOCK PHOTO | Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art, but it is now a popular physical activity for senior citizens around the world.

STOCK PHOTO  Tai Chi originated in China as a martial art, but it is now a popular physical activity for senior citizens around the world.

Tai Chi classes are coming to the Senior Activity Center in March. Classes will meet twice weekly for one hour and will go on for eight weeks.

Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli tells me that classes are going to be taught by a certified instructor from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, free of charge. (more…)

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01/22/18 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO It takes money to make money but with the purchase of this new grinder, the town will be able to sell more ground material at a profit, according to Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

COURTESY PHOTO It takes money to make money but with the purchase of this new grinder, the town will be able to sell more ground material at a profit, according to Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr.

A $710,000 price tag might seem a lot to pay for a new piece of equipment, but Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. calls it a money saving purchase. (more…)