10/22/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Autumn on Chase Creek.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Autumn on Chase Creek.

Even if you have been utterly hardened by life, the approach to Shelter Island by boat feels like a voyage to paradise. Its beauty is obvious and when you arrive the people are nice. It’s also easy to find wholesome food and traffic is light. What more could you ask?

I should not complain. But I do, and I am not alone. (more…)

09/27/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO The entrance to the Gardiner’s Creek Preserve.

COURTESY PHOTO The entrance to the Gardiner’s Creek Preserve.

It was nearly 35 years ago when I worked at this newspaper learning from Bob Dunne how to be a reporter.

He assigned a feature on town landings.

There are 50 of these access points to the water for members of the public to use. They are marked by an anchor on the Chamber of Commerce’s map.

I’ve just learned of another map that delineates walkable open space and preserved lands for “the benefit of our community and Island visitors.” (more…)