02/05/19 12:00pm

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fourth grade students fascinated by Native American arrowheads are, from left, Evan Weslek, Abraham Roig, Ari Waife, Jamel Saunders, Kyro Sciacchitano, Nathan Sanwald and Kaden Gibbs.

“Shelter Island is an incredibly sacred place.”

That’s one of the lessons Shelter Island 4th graders learned last week from John Pagliaro, who was invited by the Shelter Island Historical Society to share his knowledge of Native American history. (more…)

02/19/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Reverend Charles McCarron at the annual blessing of the pets ceremony.

I spent last Friday getting to know the Reverend Charles McCarron, the Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church here on the Island.

Father McCarron has been here for two years and is actively involved with his parish and the community. He is also the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Greenport. (more…)

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12/23/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

How’s he doing?
To the Editor:
The December 1 and December 15 issues of the Reporter have contained letters from Supervisor Dougherty regarding his stewardship and focus for town finances. He is proud to say that his focus is “ticks, taxes and the aquifer.” (more…)

11/05/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Camp Adventure CEO Melissa Firmes-Ray during her recent month-long stay at Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. She’s now home, waiting for a phone call that a life-giving stem cell donor has been found.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Camp Adventure CEO Melissa Firmes-Ray during her recent month-long stay at Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. She’s now home, waiting for a phone call that a life-giving stem cell donor has been found.

Irony.

That’s how some are characterizing the reality that a woman who has volunteered more than 20 years of her life to running a Shelter Island camp for children with cancer and their siblings has herself been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. (more…)