David Rogers, a professor of sociology and a devoted summer resident of Shelter Island, where he moonlighted as a jazz piano player for nearly 40 years, died on February 27 at his home in Manhattan. He was 88.
The cause of death was prostate cancer, his family said. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber-Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.
It turned ugly at Town Hall Tuesday.
During the Town Board’s work session a member used a crude term to describe cowardice and a resident, after accusing board members of “collusion,” and one in particular of hypocrisy, later from the audience told a person speaking at the podium to “sit down and shut up.” (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Young residents from the St. Mary’s Road area had a front row seat at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. Their parents are worried about the increased volume and speed racing through the neighborhood.
Residents on St. Mary’s Road came before the Town Board to say they were living with a dangerous situation that could turn tragic because of cars and trucks speeding through their neighborhood (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.
With a colorful reimagining of its free, iconic Shelter Island map and a recent update of its website, the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated its entry into the digital age at its annual membership meeting May 19.
“As you can see we’ve been busy,” the chamber’s president, Art Williams, told the 80 or so members gathered at the Pridwin Hotel. The members also heard updates on a public rest room at Volunteer Park, the annual crafts fair, the rubber duck race and ideas for a new event in December. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A tree brought down by high winds Tuesday, completely blocking Nostrand Parkway.
Strong winds — gusting at times to more than 40 mph — blew through the Island Tuesday. The wind brought down tree branches, which in turn downed some wires.
One tree was snapped at its trunk on Nostrand Parkway, blocking the street in both directions. (more…)