Featured Story
09/26/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Heavy rains haven’t yet made for recovery from drought conditions on Shelter Island, according to Water Advisory Committee members Ken Pysher (left) and Gregory Toner.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Heavy rains haven’t yet made for recovery from drought conditions on Shelter Island, according to Water Advisory Committee members Ken Pysher (left) and Gregory Toner.

The rain may have beenconstant some days in the past several weeks and it did make a dent in well water levels, but given the drought conditions this summer, readings are still low. (more…)

Featured Story
09/01/16 8:00am
New well readings are up from July.

New Shelter Island test well readings show improvement.

If July well water level readings were  considered dangerously low, the latest readings taken in August show some improvement, a rarity for the month when water use on the Island is still high and drought conditions remain throughout New York State. (more…)

08/27/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

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

On vacation this month in a summer resort beach town in Oregon, Codger was determined not to be a “touron,” that inelegant, barely acceptable term that many people on Shelter Island, including Codger, use to describe those inelegant, barely acceptable visitors who walk, talk, dress, drive and park in ways that mark them as tourist morons. (more…)

Featured Story
08/25/16 8:00am

072816_TBoard_Box_leakyfaucet
The Town Board has backed away from temporarily banning the use of aquifer-fed irrigation systems.

At its work session last week, the board seemed poised to shut down the systems for a time in light of continuing statewide drought conditions. But at Tuesday’s work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty noted that the dramatic step would not be necessary now. (more…)