Jean Lawless was walking her dogs on Menhaden Lane and took a path not far from the beach that winds through Suffolk County parkland.
Instead of a peaceful stroll through dunes and an undisturbed patch of cedar, cherry, locust and other trees, she came on a scene of environmental desecration. Dozens of the trees had been chain-sawed, leaving stumps and branches scattered everywhere on the protected, publicly owned land. (more…)
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
In a brutal environmental crime, Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department have remained mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)
Police Chief Jim Read echoed an old saying at last week’s Capital Planning/Grants Committee meeting: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
When D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) America looked for a Long Island program to launch its student curriculum dealing with opioid abuse, Shelter Island was one of four active units ready to take on the challenge. (more…)