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02/07/18 10:21am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Gordon Gooding.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Gordon Gooding.

Two town committees that are, in many ways, on the same page when it comes to improving water quality and preserving land, are in different chapters when it comes to handling debt service. (more…)

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01/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

Shelter Island Police have called on the Suffolk County Parks Department to inspect an area off Menhaden Lane where dozens of trees have been cut, apparently with a chain saw. (more…)

08/11/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Pictured recently are , from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program. .

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Pictured recently are, from left, Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Tim Purtell interviewing Lucio Martinez for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s ‘Living History’ program.
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The Shelter Island Historical Society’s “Living History” program is one that involves Shelter Island students interviewing other students about their lives here. (more…)

08/01/17 8:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | A beautiful pin oak in the Town Center.

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | A beautiful pin oak in the Town Center.

Latin Name: Quercus palustris

Locations: A magnificent, tall pin oak grows in the Town Center between the Library and Town Hall. Because this tree stands alone, it has a full, even spread on all sides.

Tree stats: The native pin oak ranges from the Midwest to the Northeast. The Latin word palus means swamp, which indicates this tree’s preference for moist soil. Despite this preference, it’s a popular landscape and street tree that adapts to various conditions. (more…)