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08/12/19 10:00am

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Impact on aquifer
To the Editor:
The Village of Dering Harbor is poised to impact the quality of our water supply by proposing a law designed to benefit residents who already have their own wells. (more…)

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08/02/19 8:00am

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Elizabeth Pedersen
To the Editor:
Elizabeth Pedersen fought and underwent treatment for one of the most deadly cancers for four years.

All of that time, she worked tirelessly with her husband, Bill, and her colleagues at the Shelter Island Historical Society to create a state-of-the-art facility for the safe preservation of treasures Islanders have donated, and for the education of generations to come in our Island’s history. Fortunately she lived, undoubtedly against all odds and with pain, just long enough to see the recent and stunning completion of her vision. (more…)

05/31/19 4:30pm

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This week, I’m going to devote this space to beers, which have been welcome guests at Island barbecues and beach picnics over the past holiday weekend. There are times when a beer is the perfect drink, especially with grilled foods or cold seafood on a summer day. I knew for this topic I should not trust my limited knowledge, but turn to my brother-in-law Hank McManus, who has a more extensive batch of brain cells dedicated to brews than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, for several years Hank wrote his own column on beer, for the newspaper “AM New York.”

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05/23/19 4:30pm

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By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane

The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.

Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)