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Why ban the bags?
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s September 24 editorial, “Ban the bags,” should remind us of the need to revisit this issue as it applies to Shelter Island. Before considering the pros and cons, just think of the volume of products sold at BJ’s and Costco, all of which are carried away without the use of any bag provided by the business. And what has happened? No meltdown that’s for sure. (more…)
A still from the new documentary, “Happygram,’ on breast cancer awareness and testing, which features Islander Towny Montant.
When filmmaker Julie Marron, whose “Happygram” is one of the toasts of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, was looking for people to spotlight in her documentary about breast cancer, one number she called was Islander Towny Montant.
The film, which had a front-page review in the Providence Journal Saturday, August 8,, discusses the importance of further breast cancer testing for women with high breast tissue density, a demographic making up about 50 percent of all women in the United States.
Mr. Montant, sadly, knows this subject all too well. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Reporter took home five first place prizes awarded by the New York Press Association for journalism excellence.
The New York Press Association honored your hometown paper this past weekend with eight prizes for journalism excellence — including five first place prizes — at its annual conference in Saratoga Springs. (more…)
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Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a huge part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live and visit.
Small-business owners also serve as de facto community leaders. They sit on boards of local nonprofits as well as town-appointed boards. They run for office. Above all, they get involved. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Last year’s Real Men Wear Pink gathering at Crescent Beach.
In May 2009, Teresa Montant had a mammogram and got a report that everything was normal. (more…)