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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…)

12/18/15 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year.

BY COUNCILMAN ED BROWN
During this past political season there were public comments and rumors regarding the town’s infrastructure and finances, some by people who have only been here a few years.

That being said, I’d like to go back to when I took office 15 years ago, and even further, to the previous administration. (more…)

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11/23/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Dan Fokine (left) and Joe Denny would like to bring Islanders back to the woods. The pair are among leaders of a new effort to create hiking trails that would link about seven miles of open space and preserved lands.

Childhood memories of playing in the woods and freely hiking trails sparked Dan Fokine and Joe Denny to give the same experiences to their children and other Islanders. A first step was starting what they’re dubbing the Shelter Island Trail Club.

It’s something of an expansion of Vinebusters, the volunteer group that devotes time and energy to clearing cat briar and other invasive plants that block many trails. (more…)

10/31/15 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is my fall display, which I dearly love. The greens are my own, the gourds are from the IGA and the berries from my pyracantha, which did indeed recover. Isn’t fall glorious?

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | This is my fall display, which I dearly love. The greens are my own, the gourds are from the IGA and the berries from my pyracantha, which did indeed recover. Isn’t fall glorious?

This is my last my last garden column.

It’s been great fun being with you all these years. After all, even if I don’t write a garden column, I still shop in the IGA and go to the gym and that’s where many of you stop me to ask questions. I hope you’ll go right on doing that.

Now, to reminisce just a little … (more…)