11/01/18 12:24pm

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A panel discussion on the meaning of the First Amendment was held October 25 at the library. From left, Town Councilman Paul Shepherd, Professor of Law Thomas Schweitzer, Reporter Editor Ambrose Clancy, educator Barbara Barnes and journalist Gary Paul Gates.

The Shelter Island Library hosted a lively discussion on press freedoms on Thursday, October 25. 

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04/29/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd joined discussions at the Town Board work session Tuesday on ZBA fees and infrastructure projects.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd joined discussions at the Town Board work session Tuesday on ZBA fees and infrastructure projects.

“I appreciate your pretending to listen,” said Paul Shepherd at Tuesday’s Town Board session.

“Welcome to democracy,” Councilwoman Chris Lewis responded. (more…)

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04/22/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The entrance to 13 North Ferry Road.

Tuesday at its work session, the Town Board turned to an agenda item —“Uses allowed in a business zone.”

The discussion was spurred by a dispute at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro. (more…)

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04/14/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

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Numbers 7, 8 and 9, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak, from Shelter Island on The Fury Club Team.

BY PETER McCARTHY
Three Shelter Island girls, Kelly Colligan, Kenna McCarthy and Margaret Michalak have all distinguished themselves at the high school varsity level, earning All-League, All-Conference and All-Tournament honors. But the last couple of years they’ve proved they can also play with the ‘big” girls at the more competitive Club Volleyball. This level of competition is where the best players from area schools join together to form All-Star teams to play in large regional tournaments. (more…)

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03/11/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. was in Albany last week with more than 600 other highway officials.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. was in Albany last week with more than 600 other highway officials.

Something’s amiss with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s math.

At least that’s how Shelter Island Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. sees it. While the state maintains only 13 percent of roadways and bridges in New York and local municipalities are responsible for the other 87 percent, that’s not how Albany allocates money. (more…)