JULIE LANE PHOTO Flanked by Officer Anthony Rando and teacher Michele Yirce are DARE graduates (front, from left) Dane Carter, Johanna Kaasik, Kenzie Montoya, Charlie Murray, Jaxson Rylott and Harrison Weslek and (back row, left to right) Robert Beckwith, Janet Carbajal, Jennifer Fabian Santos, Betzaida Campos, Dariana Duran Alvarado and Nathan Cronin.
Thanks to a collaboration between the Shelter Island Police Department and 5th graders at Shelter Island School, 12 students now know a great deal about responsible behavior and good decision-making.
The students demonstrated their knowledge June 1 for administrators, teachers, parents, town officials and friends at their DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — graduation in the school auditorium. (more…)
As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the town prepares to lay out the welcome mat to seasonal visitors, the Shelter Island Lions Club is spearheading a cleanup campaign, hoping many volunteers will show up on Saturday, May 19, to join in a street-cleaning effort. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.
Cur slipped away on a Saturday morning three weeks ago. Codger and Crone were with him, murmuring, stroking him, weeping. He was more than 14 years old and very sick.
Codger and Crone are not routinely sentimental, but there has been much talk since about rainbow bridges and other beloved dogs waiting for Cur on the other side. Codger’s father, Coot, who never met Cur, is there with treats. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.
Shelter Island Police have called on the Suffolk County Parks Department to inspect an area off Menhaden Lane where dozens of trees have been cut, apparently with a chain saw. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The public meeting room of Town Hall.
A cheery berth for Gary Gerth
After the last several divisive years on the Island, as elsewhere, Codger wishes the newly-elected supervisor good tidings as he deals with a number of critical issues left over from previous administrations, including water quality, ticks, deer and that never-ending complication called short-term rentals. (more…)