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10/02/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

If residents give the O.K. at the end of October, the Shelter Island Library’s proposed spending for 2019 will increase by $37,229 with $28,453 of that coming from taxes. (more…)

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08/23/18 8:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWaRd PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

The Shelter Island Public Library recently tasked someone to take a bunch of old boxes labeled “Miscellaneous Information” out of a shed. The simple chore revealed not only old tax records, but a boon of historical treasures, including one document that explains the origin of the Island’s unique referential term of “harelegger.” (more…)

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02/26/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

Threatened state and federal cutbacks in aid to libraries would hamper Shelter Island’s efforts to fund capital projects, including installation of a generator that could provide residents with shelter and activities during a power blackout.

Library Director Terry Lucas has tapped Youth Services Librarian Anthony Vutter to participate in Library Advocacy Day on February 28 to lobby legislators in Albany to reject Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts. (more…)

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12/06/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Linda Bruno, at the Reporter offfice discussing her efforts to provide educational materials to Puerto Rico’s children

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Linda Bruno, at the Reporter offfice discussing her efforts to provide educational materials to Puerto Rico’s children

An Island with a death toll estimated at more than 500. Hundreds of thousands of people without power, safe drinking water, a reliable supply of food and medicine. Homes destroyed by wind and floods and public infrastructure shattered.

The devastation Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico is still being assessed, but it’s already one of the worst natural disasters in recent American history. (more…)