12/23/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

What hasn’t changed for more than three decades on Shelter Island but now has come to an end?

It’s no secret to parents, many of whom accompany their children to school. Their sons and daughters, over almost two generations, have become what Rachel Brigham calls “Chrissy crossers.” (more…)

10/23/14 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Hot off the presses. The Inlet’s editor Kelly Colligan, left, joins staff reporter Cameron Clark and faculty adviser Devon Treharne checking out the  school newspaper’s latest issue Thursday in the Reporter’s newsroom.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Hot off the presses. The Inlet’s editor Kelly Colligan, left, joins staff reporter Cameron Clark and faculty adviser Devon Treharne checking out the school newspaper’s latest issue Thursday in the Reporter’s newsroom.

What do you do when your newspaper staff gets cut down from 20 to five? Just ask Shelter Island students who published The Inlet this week, the first issue of the new school year. (more…)

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04/11/14 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Readers continue to write about a proposed cell tower at the Manhansett firehouse. Above, more than 40 residents showed up for a meeting discussing the tower in February.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Readers continue to write about a proposed cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse. Above, more than 40 residents showed up for a meeting discussing the tower in February.

Dangerous towers

To the Editor:
Aside from being an eyesore, the health and environmental hazards incurred due to electric and magnetic field radiation, although inconclusive and not legally applicable to the final decision [on whether to build a cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse], should still be considered. Why take this chance? (more…)

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03/20/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A South Ferry effort to reduce rates for Islanders won approval from the Suffolk County Legislature despite an effort by the Budget Review Office to nix it.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ten years ago this week, a South Ferry effort to reduce rates for Islanders won approval from the Suffolk County Legislature, despite an effort by the Budget Review Office to nix it.

50 YEARS AGO
How much for nothing?
A front page editorial appeared in the March 21, 1964, Reporter calling for an improved system of emergency signals after two men lay injured on a barge off Crescent Beach. Firefighters and EMS personnel were delayed reaching the scene because of faulty signals. (more…)