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09/26/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

Not fair
To the Editor:
Twice in the last issue of the Reporter, it was stated that 80 percent of Shelter Islanders were in favor of banning bags at markets or paying for bags at markets. In an effort to clarify that statement, it was based on a survey prepared by “green advocates” and offered to Shelter Islanders. (more…)

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06/17/16 4:30pm
PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE  PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

When Brett Surerus and his wife, Kelly, moved from Brooklyn back to his hometown of Shelter Island, he knew he’d be giving up many of the benefits and conveniences that come with a vibrant city life.

But he also knew he would gain something much greater in return — time to be a father. (more…)

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04/21/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club's clubhouse at Goat Hill. Several writers this week — including the Board of Directors —commented on changes at the club.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club’s clubhouse at Goat Hill. Several writers this week — including the Board of Directors —commented on changes at the club.

Prudent fiscal management of Goat Hill
To the Editor:
Every president and board of the Shelter Island Country Club has struggled with the same issue: How do we keep membership fees, golf fees and bar prices as low as possible so the club can be affordable to Islanders?

The downside to keeping the club affordable puts tough limits on the amount of money available to maintain the course. In prior years, the club spent roughly $10,000 a year, excluding staff salaries, on course maintenance. The current board has tripled our investment in the course and still more money is needed. (more…)

04/20/16 10:04am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

A nearly four decades old Shelter Island institution is in danger of becoming just a memory.

That was the message Kelly Surerus, a board member of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, brought to Tuesday’s Town Board work session packed with supporters. (more…)

03/02/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Shelter Island Preschool Board President Victoria Weslek.

They’re still meeting, still talking.

The Shelter Island School District and  representatives of the private Shelter Island Preschool are continuing the search for ways to maintain the best of both worlds for young children, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik told the Board of Education at the February 25 meeting.

But it remains unclear what that might be. (more…)