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REPORTE FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan are retiring in September.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

Mike and Susan Laspia, two people who have helped create one of Shelter Island’s greatest assets — the Mashomack Preserve — have decided to retire. (more…)

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12/01/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Without notice or regard
To the Editor:
I am writing to ensure that the Shelter Island community is aware that a valuable environmental and charitable resource  — the “Goody Pile” — has been essentially taken away from our residents without notice or public discussion. (more…)

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08/07/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's Retreat Center. property.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center. A reader wrote bemoaning the fact that a part of the property will be developed.

More mansions
To the Editor:
I was saddened to see the property that was a spiritual sanctuary for youth and families for decades is now planned as an exclusive, private, residential enclave (see story, “Development plans for St. Gabe’s,” July 23). (more…)