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12/01/14 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Bryan Gallagher at rest, not a normal situation for the Islander.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Bryan Gallagher at rest, not a normal situation for the Islander.

Some people run away from large fires. Bryan Gallagher runs toward them. (more…)

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11/03/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

Louis Cicero has been Shelter Island’s barber for 55 years. Equal parts town historian, mayor, confessor and known to all as “Louie the Clip,” he also, by the way, has a beautiful head of hair.

Louis and his wife, Anita, have been partners in hair care and life for 37 years. Some couples finish each other’s sentences. Louis and Anita start the same sentence simultaneously, and keep talking until one of them capitulates, letting the other finish. (more…)

09/21/14 12:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials in Suffolk County and New York State to wake up.

The fantasy of legalized gambling providing a huge boost to governmental economies is a bad bet.
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05/12/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes outlined budget plans at several workshops this winter and spring and will do so twice more tonight at 6 at the school and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Superintendent Michael Hynes outlined budget plans at several workshops and will do so twice more, tonight at 6 at the school, and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library.

Superintendent Michael Hynes has two budget presentations on his agenda this week to ensure town residents know what the numbers are.

He’ll be outlining the full $10.47 million budget that would raise the tax levy by 1.7 percent at a meeting tonight, Monday, at the school at 6 p.m. He’ll do the same on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Shelter Island Public Library. (more…)