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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…)

03/12/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy revelers at the Cheryl Hanabury Island Gift of Life party at the Ram’s Head Inn last week, which Codger attended.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy revelers at the Cheryl Hannabury Island Gift of Life party at the Ram’s Head Inn last week, which Codger attended.

As usual, Codger did not score a skateboard or a pedicure at the Hannabury Fair last Saturday, although he did fill up on the cookies he had thought about since last year’s party. (more…)

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12/01/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Without notice or regard
To the Editor:
I am writing to ensure that the Shelter Island community is aware that a valuable environmental and charitable resource  — the “Goody Pile” — has been essentially taken away from our residents without notice or public discussion. (more…)

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08/24/15 8:00am
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My intent
I’ve waited to comment on what some have said about me on these pages, largely because of two reasons: fear and common sense. Racism is a serious charge to leave unanswered, however, so I’m compelled to do a manual override of my defense systems. (more…)