04/19/19 12:00pm

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO
A burst of light and color along a wood fence on Route 114 in the Center.

A campaign has been underway by Supervisor Gary Gerth to assist owners of properties along Route 114 in sprucing up the Island’s main thoroughfare, which has some boarded-up stores and businesses that are operational but less than attractive. (more…)

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04/19/19 10:00am

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Starting over
To the Editor:
I am frustrated with the contradictions. Sometimes we are bragging about how Shelter Islanders have a sense of community, we look out for each other, we are proud of our autonomy, proud of our tourism industry, innovative with entrepreneurship to sustain that tourism economy, but then in the next breath, we are reminded about how to be a “good neighbor.” That our neighbors are to be feared, reported, and are abusers of the Island. (more…)

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04/18/19 5:12pm

STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19, 2018.

Two days after the one-year anniversary of Reverend Canon Paul Wancura’s death, the Suffolk County Police Department is re-releasing it’s notice of the $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer or killers of the Island resident. (more…)

04/18/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO/SUZANNE LOUER PHOTO
The Shelter Island Seed Library is stocked with heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future. – Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Shelter Island Seed Library sprang to life for its fourth season last week with a presentation by farmer and educator Scott Chaskey and Layton Guenther, farm manager at Amagansett’s Quail Hill Farm about the work they do and the importance of saving and sharing heirloom seeds. It’s a joint project of the Shelter Island Library (SIL)and Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and the brainchild of reference librarian Jocelyn Ozolins and Maggie Higby, formerly of Sylvester Manor.

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