07/04/19 8:00am

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The great American novelist, Marilynne Robinson, recently wrote: “We know … our treatment of immigrants threatens the ideal of a just nation. Why are we paralyzed in the face of these issues of freedom and humanity? Why are we alienated from a history that could help us find a deep root in liberality and shared mutual happiness?” (more…)

06/28/19 2:00pm

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Tomorrow, the best of Shelter Island’s youth will line up and march onto the stage to receive diplomas as the school’s staff bids them a farewell and good luck. All of Shelter Island sends good wishes and hopes that each member of the Class of 2019 will achieve his or her dreams, and have lives of fulfillment and happiness on the paths they choose. (more…)

06/05/19 8:00am

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The Shelter Island School District is about to undergo a major transformation with the loss of two of its long-term Board of Education members — Thomas Graffagnino and Mark Kanarvogel — who both chose not to seek re-election last month. (more…)

05/24/19 12:00pm


The significance of Memorial Day had faded because of the relative peace America was blessed with, lasting from the mid-1970s to the turn of the century. Since then, however, we can’t escape remembering Americans who gave, in Lincoln’s phrase, “the last full measure of devotion” in the seemingly endless wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and most recently, Syria and Niger.