A recent announcement that the 2020 census will include a question about citizenship sparked new fears among the immigrant population on the East End and raised the possibility of an undercount that could jeopardize federal funding for states. (more…)
The U.S. Census Bureau, which conducts extensive counts every 10 years, has just released its interim report showing population changes from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016.
For Shelter Island, the Census Bureau reports an increase of one year-round resident, with a tally of 2,412 in 2015 and 2,413 by July 1, 2016.
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible.
An eternally popular topic of conversation — usually among those of a certain age — is how the world is changing at head-spinning speed. The old wisdom that nothing is as permanent as change is especially true on Shelter Island, where even relative newcomers are witnessing their hometown being transformed seemingly season to season. (more…)
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Kelly Surerus at home with month-old daughter Piper and 18-month old Jackson.
We have a friend whose mother hated to be taken to lunch on Mother’s Day.
“I don’t want to be sitting there with some old dolls with corsages pinned to their dresses,” she said, “with people who forget them for the rest of the year.” (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty delivering the 8th annual State of the Town address at the Rams Head In Sunday, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island.
The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island had a very good week. But then, they’ve had a very good 16 years here as one of the Island’s greatest community assets. (more…)