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10/08/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Sara Gordon on the back porch of the Manor House, with a view of Gardiner’s Creek that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Sara Gordon on the back porch of the Manor House, with a view of Gardiner’s Creek that has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.

When Sara Gordon, strategic director at Sylvester Manor, takes her usual walk around the property, her route takes her past the site of an ancient Native American settlement on the peninsula that pokes into Gardiner’s Creek. (more…)

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09/22/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Aerial view of Sylvester Manor that now has a listing on the New York State Historic Register. Staffers look to a future listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Aerial view of Sylvester Manor that now has a listing on the New York State Historic Register. Staffers look to a future listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

After more than a year of planning, paper work and coordination, Sylvester Manor is among 22 properties on the way to being added to the New York State Register of Historic Places. (more…)

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09/17/14 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel, left, and Police Chief Jim Read at a special hunters meeting Tuesday night.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel, left, and Police Chief Jim Read at a special hunters meeting Tuesday night.

Hunters packed the meeting room at Town Hall Tuesday night at the invitation of the Deer & Tick Committee.

About 30 men were present and were asked to present ideas on how to improve the town’s deer management program. (more…)

08/19/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Two volunteers working  to restore memorial tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church.

COURTESY PHOTO | Two volunteers working to restore memorial tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church.

The Shelter Island Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is midway through the preservation project of the Brinley and Mary Sylvester and Thomas and Mary Dering tabletops at the rear of the Presbyterian Church. (more…)

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07/30/14 4:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ticks were a major agenda item on Shelter Island back in 2004 and the problem continues to plague residents today as the Deer & Tick Committee explores ways to tackle tick-borne diseases.

This week in the wider world, 50 years ago:

Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, having been sworn in on November 22, 1963, in the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. (more…)