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…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Play at the plate kicks up a cloud of dust. Logan Fortenot scores for the Bucks against Riverhead on Saturday with a perfect fade-away slide.
The Shelter Island Bucks capped a four-game winning streak by sweeping a doubleheader against the Riverhead Tomcats at Fiske Field on Saturday. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Mentor and former teacher Frank Emmett works with a student on his initial essay.
They burst through the door with the expectation that circus performers had been entertaining within the room. Instead, it was the initial day of the spring 2019 2Rs4Fun program — the 10-year-old program at the Shelter Island Library that encourages 3rd and 4th graders to write. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Second graders who have been learning about community changes hear from former teacher Frank Emmett about how their own town developed.
Once a teacher, always a teacher.
Frank Emmett was back in the classroom last week — not as an elementary school teacher as he had been until his retirement in 2015, but as an historian. (more…)
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The human element
To the Editor:
In reading the article in last week’s Reporter (“Island mostly unaffected by fed shutdown – so far”), I noted a critical absence of any reference to the degree to which the Island’s residents have been and will likely be impacted.
Shelter Island is not just infrastructure and services — indeed, several important stakeholders comprise the fabric of our town, and to suggest that the “Island [is] mostly unaffected” is misleading in its omission of the human element. (more…)