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09/25/14 2:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Now more than ever
To the Editor:
Congratulations to the members of the Town Board for recognizing that granting a variance for the building of the proposed structures at 6 Charlie’s Lane would be setting a dangerous precedent for future boards. (more…)

09/11/14 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Caleb Springer tries out the new slide at the Tot Lot pizza party earlier this summer. Lions Club member Paul Mobius stands ready to catch him.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Caleb Springer tries out the new slide at the Tot Lot pizza party earlier this summer. Lions Club member Paul Mobius stands ready to catch him.

Calling all grandparents and friends, you’re invited to a Cocktail Party to benefit the revitalization of the Tot Lot playground on Friday, September 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tasting Room at SALT.

Located on School Street, the playground was established in 1995 through the efforts of parent volunteers and with private donations. Nearly 20 years later, with the help of moms, the Lions Club and others, the playground is being rebuilt for the next generation of toddlers. It’s a great location and great for kids.

Tickets cost $40 per person; $75 per couple and are available at the door or by calling Linda Springer at 749-0678 or Fran Walsh at 749-3084.

Make checks payable to the Shelter Island Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 760, Shelter Island 11964 and write “playground” in the memo. Donations are also most welcome and are 100 percent tax deductible.

08/04/14 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Elizabeth Weslek, 3, giving the brand new slide at the Tot Lot a whirl Monday afternoon.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Elizabeth Weslek, 3, completing a full circuit of the brand new slide at the Tot Lot Monday afternoon.

Kids scrambling around a playground. Moms watching and occasionally calling out to some of the bolder boys to be careful. Pizza from the local restaurant. And a community pulling together to help the smallest among us have a safe and happy time on a sleepy summer afternoon.

The “Tot Lot,” the playground on School Street dedicated for small children, was back in action this week with a brand new slide, replacing one that was in such disrepair it had become dangerous. Besides the slide, more money was on the way to restore the park. And maybe most importantly, hope was in the air that the Tot Lot would be even better than before. (more…)

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07/30/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

The Town Board reviewed the Irrigation Committee’s final report, a product of 11 months worth of work, at Tuesday’s work session.

Councilman Paul Shepherd, who had been the board’s liaison to the committee, and Councilman Peter Reich have been tasked with gathering information to make recommendations of alterations or additions to the town code. (more…)