07/22/17 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (aka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

In celebration of his second anniversary at this corner, Codger is available for questions.

Is it impolite to honk at three bicyclists riding slowly abreast in front of my car?
It certainly is, and it violates the spirit of Shelter Island civility, libertarianism and passive-aggression. Honking can only be justified as an alternative to running them over. Codger disapproves of that, in most cases. (more…)

04/30/15 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty delivering the 8th annual State of the Town address at the Rams Head In Sunday, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty delivering the 8th annual State of the Town address at the Rams Head In Sunday, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island.

The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island had a very good week. But then, they’ve had a very good 16 years here as one of the Island’s greatest community assets. (more…)

04/29/15 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Enchanted and enchanting, as always. Mimi Brennan as Tatiana in a 1964 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

COURTESY PHOTO | Enchanted and enchanting, as always. Mimi Brennan as Tatiana in a 1964 production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’

“Our Mimi” is how many Island residents think of that energetic wisp of a woman, who for two decades, played such a pivotal role in this community. Just about everyone who lives here knew her, or of her, but may not have realized that Mimi’s real name was Mary Jane Gross Brennan. (more…)

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04/24/15 4:30pm
MIMI BRENNAN

SY WEISSMAN PHOTO |  MIMI BRENNAN

Mimi Brennan
Mimi Brennan passed away at her home on Shelter Island on April 20, 2015. As her friends know, she became a full-time community activist on Shelter Island after retiring here in 1996. (more…)

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01/26/15 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mimi Brennan with granddaughter Kara keeping an eye on her from the end table.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Mimi Brennan with granddaughter Kara keeping an eye on her from the end table.

Mimi Brennan is a woman in charge.

Directing a visitor to make herself comfortable, she said, “Sit anywhere. Just not on the pinecones.” (more…)