Whether it’s something in the water, the opportunity for peace and quiet or the inspiration of our own local characters, Shelter Island has no shortage of gifted writers. This column will highlight current books by Island authors, beginning this week with a memoir, “All Happy Families,” by Jeanne McCulloch.
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | North Ferry boat
Wondering about those long lines to board North Ferry from Greenport? And sometimes even the trip back from Shelter Island has seen vehicles backed up almost to Bridge Street. Yet we haven’t even reached Memorial Day, considered the start of the summer tourist season. (more…)
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The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd. Several letters this week commented on the public hearing.
Where are we going?
To the Editor:
I read with great interest the recent online piece on the Island school being “susceptible to fiscal stress.” (more…)
“This Island has changed.”
This statement is heard often. Sometimes it is uttered by individuals who arrived here five years ago and other times by people who have been here for more than half a century. And it usually is full of negative connotations. (more…)
MArY ELLEN McGAYHEY PHOTO | Town officials after taking the oath of office Tuesday at Town Hall. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio, Assessor Quinn Karpeh, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Assessor BJ Ianfolla.
It was standing-room-only Tuesday in the Town Hall meeting room, as Judge Helen Rosenblum swore in town officials elected in November. (more…)