05/15/19 4:30pm

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Is happiness the fountain of youth? Pamela Popsil’s daughter Robin believes that her mother reached 101 by always being a “happy person.”

I spent some time last week speaking with Robin Anderson about her 101-year-old mother who lives in Hilo Shores.

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05/04/16 4:30pm
Diana Malcolmson’s painting, ‘The season is over so out they went,’ 6’ x 5’6,” oil on canvas.

Diana Malcolmson’s painting, ‘The season is over so out they went,’ 6’ x 5’6,” oil on canvas.

Diana Malcolmson is known on Shelter Island as the horse lady — and for good reason.

In 1986, she founded Hampshire Farms Equestrian Center, the first riding stable on the Island, and for the next two decades taught children and adults alike how to safely ride and care for horses.  (more…)

05/20/14 9:44pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Superintendent Michael Hynes (right) paced the floor awaiting results, but shared his relief with building and grounds supervisor Mike Dunning after the vote was in.

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Superintendent Michael Hynes (right) paced the floor awaiting results, but shared his relief with building and grounds supervisor Mike Dunning after the vote was in.

By a wide margin, voters gave thumbs up to Shelter Island’s school budget and capital spending proposal and returned three incumbents to the Board of Education. (more…)

04/01/14 4:21pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is”thrilled” by this week’s word on state aid.

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Talking numbers at a budget workshop, Superintendent Michael Hynes is overjoyed by this week’s word on state aid.

“I’m thrilled.”

That’s Superintendent Michael Hynes’ response to word that Shelter Island will get $589,222 in state aid for the 2014-15 school year along with another $57,876 earmarked for technology and preschool classes.

One catch:Voters statewide must approve a $2 billion bond act on the ballot in November. (more…)

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04/01/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Gordon Gooding of Hay Beach told the Town Board Friday not to extend the moratorium on banning future automatic irrigation systems.

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Gordon Gooding of Hay Beach told the Town Board Friday not to extend the moratorium on banning future automatic irrigation systems.

Without a word of discussion after a brief public hearing, the Shelter Island Town Board voted unanimously Friday afternoon to extend the deadline to July 15 for the Irrigation Committee to file a final report. That moves the Town Board decision on whether or not to implement a ban on automatic irrigation systems from this spring to December 31. (more…)