01/28/19 12:00pm

Shelter Island High School senior Mia Clark was recently chosen to be one of 25 students from across New York State to become a “Presidential Scholar.” (more…)

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08/24/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stephen Searl beside Gardiner’s Creek at Sylvester Manor.

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Stephen Searl beside Gardiner’s Creek at Sylvester Manor.

Pre-Revolutionary-era houses held by the same family, and largely un-renovated are scarce on the East End of Long Island.

The fact that Stephen Searl, executive director of Sylvester Manor, grew up in one and now has his office in another testifies to his commitment to preserving the history, the land and the resources of the East End. (more…)

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11/10/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO At odds over repaving are Supervisor Jim Dougherty (left) and Councilman Jim Colligan.

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At odds over repaving Island roads are Supervisor Jim Dougherty (left) and Councilman Jim Colligan.

The money Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. had expected to be transferred to the road repair account isn’t there.

At issue is $123,000 of grant money the town received as a reimbursement that had been promised for road work months ago.

Other grant money received from State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) apparently needs to be signed off on before it can make its way to the road repair fund. (more…)

12/18/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year.

BY COUNCILMAN ED BROWN
During this past political season there were public comments and rumors regarding the town’s infrastructure and finances, some by people who have only been here a few years.

That being said, I’d like to go back to when I took office 15 years ago, and even further, to the previous administration. (more…)

11/06/15 12:00pm
 CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

Early November is a time of Halloween hangovers, abbreviated afternoons, yard signs screaming for votes and, at least for some, Ishmael’s “damp, drizzly” weariness of the soul.

Around here you can add an important date — the opening day of scallop season. For a string of years of poor harvests, the first Monday in November was a time baymen were right in tune with the “Moby Dick” narrator’s feelings of loss for a way of life that seemed to have ended. (more…)