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12/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jean Ely at The Islander.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jean Ely at The Islander.

Sometimes irony makes a nickname stick like glue, and so it is with “Mean Jean.”

Five years ago, Jean Ely was an unfailingly friendly and generous presence at the Shelter Island IGA, so when fellow worker Billie Howland Mulcahey came up with the nickname, Jean responded in kind. “She was ‘Bad Billie,’ Jean said, “and I was ‘Mean Jean.’ I put it on my badge.” (more…)

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12/05/15 11:00am
Amy C. Robertson

AMY C. ROBERTSON

Amy C. Robertson of Silver Spring, Maryland, whose grandfather Walter “Robbie” Collin Robertson Sr. (1890-1979) had a summer residence on Big Ram Island’s Tuthill Drive, died November 5, 2015 after a 15-month struggle with cancer. (more…)

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09/22/15 10:05am
COURTESY PHOTO Brian Feinstein at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, pointing to his score after qualifying in the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

COURTESY PHOTO Brian Feinstein at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, pointing to his score after qualifying in the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship.

Islander Brian Feinstein, in the boys 14 to 15 division, qualified in the Middle Atlantic Regional Qualifier for the National Drive, Chip and Putt Championship that took place on Sunday, September 20 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Brian will now have the opportunity to drive, chip, and putt on the 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club on the Sunday before the 2016 Masters Tournament.

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04/28/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Hay Beach Property Association members got a lesson about what’s critical about Shelter Island’s water supply Saturday from retiring Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman (left) and Town Engineer John Cronin.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Hay Beach Property Association members got a lesson about what’s critical about Shelter Island’s water supply Saturday from retiring Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman (left) and Town Engineer John Cronin.

Town Engineer John Cronin said he tries to avoid politics.

Speaking to the Hay Beach Property Association Saturday at St. Mary’s Church along with John Hallman, Mr. Cronin acknowledged there’s clearly a need for septic system upgrades on Shelter Island. But it’s being hindered by elected officials at all levels trying to avoid being responsible for tax hikes. (more…)