02/16/19 3:00pm

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“Silent Spring,” by Rachel Carson, published in 1962, is acknowledged as instrumental in the creation of the modern environmental movement.

What isn’t fully realized, however, is the role of folks from this region, and a lawsuit with as its lead plaintiff the great environmentalist from Suffolk County, Robert Cushman  Murphy, in helping inform Ms. Carson of the threat pesticides pose to life. (more…)

09/01/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the guest speaker at Union Chapel’s next service.

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Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the guest speaker at Union Chapel’s next service.

Town Supervisor Gary Gerth will be the speaker this coming Sunday at the annual Shelter Island Association service Sunday at 10:30 am at Union Chapel in the Grove.

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05/08/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School

No potential town voters turned up Monday night at the public hearing on the proposed $11.7 million budget for the 2018-19 Shelter Island School District budget. There had been no questions about the spending plan at previous budget work sessions. (more…)

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09/01/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Christine Finn at The Islander this week.

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Christine Finn at The Islander this week.

Christine Finn, a teacher and education administrator, has a sure-fire way to get the flavor of the local culture when she travels overseas. Go to McDonald’s. (more…)

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08/21/17 10:00am
Edna Eileen Deutsch

Eileen Edna Deutsch

Eileen Edna Deutsch of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and formerly of Manhasset and Shelter Island, passed away on August 10, 2017 after a nine year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 77 years old. (more…)