JULIA BRENNAN Pookie at a town landing on silver Beach.
Something was seriously wrong.
My 15-pound dog, Pookie, wobbled around the floor of the sunny examining room, unable to get her legs to move as they should. Her usual effortless gait had been replaced by a swaying stagger that would be comical if it wasn’t so terrifying. She collapsed, panting, watched by the veterinarian and his assistant, whose expressions had grown somber. (more…)
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To the Editor:
A senior client who uses the Shelter Island Senior Transportation program expressed her concern upon hearing that there would be no more money for rides until April 1, 2016. This is a valid concern deserving explanation. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | An injured red-tailed hawk perched on a fence post Thursday afternoon.
K.C. Bailey had noticed the red-tailed hawk circling above the bird feeder at her home on North Cartwright Road. And then looking out the window on Thursday, she saw the beautiful predator sitting on one of the posts of her fence.
When it hadn’t moved two hours later, Ms. Bailey knew something was wrong. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | At home again with Kelly Dunn.
Pepper the cockatiel was an orphan. Until Kelly Dunn met him. He was left at the North Fork Animal Hospital a couple of years ago. She is a licensed veterinary technician there and she waited for someone to claim him. When no one did, Kelly and her parents decided to adopt him. She said, “I have loved him since I got him. He spends most of his time hanging out on my shoulder, sharing my lunch or singing his favorite tunes.”
Until the day Pepper decided to take a road trip. (more…)
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New Shelter Island Director of Guidance Martha Tuthill wants to expand opportunities for job shadows, internships and mentoring to students here.
What has morphed from a Southold School-Business Advisory Board into the North Fork Business Advisory Board is now ready to open its arms to Shelter Island students and business owners. (more…)