COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.
The vulgar word President Donald Trump allegedly used during a discussion with legislators to describe immigration from several African countries and Haiti created a firestorm this week in the political sphere and beyond.
In his comments, Mr. Trump suggested the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway, media outlets reported. (more…)
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Sophia Strauss with the first of what she hopes will be several boxes of goods bound for Haiti to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.
Sophia Strauss was studying hurricanes in teacher Dan Williams’ marine science class at Shelter Island High School when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti early last month.
That island nation had not yet recovered from the 2010 earthquake and what crops had been planted since then were ripped apart by Matthew. (more…)
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Dr. Nathanael Desire at the Shelter Island Medical Center.
It was a sunny Friday afternoon in August, and although Dr. Nathanael Desire’s office hours at the Shelter Island Medical Center were over, he was still there.
Seated in the waiting room, Dr. Desire was telling me about his life, his work, and how the past three years as one of Shelter Island’s family doctors have strengthened his ties to the community. Suddenly, a very small member of that community appeared at the office door in his mother’s arms. He was having difficulty breathing. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY Residents weigh in on the continuing controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.
To the Editor:
Fresh Pond is only the visible symptom of larger issues that are affecting the Island’s aquifer as a whole, of which it is but a part.
This year, Fresh Pond has remained noticeably clearer and fresher than in the past several years, perhaps in part due to local efforts, including vegetative buffer restoration and moving large flocks of geese off the pond.
Signs of algae bloom have been minimal despite the heat. That is encouraging, but we are not out of the woods yet. (more…)