Amber Brach-Williams and Gordon Gooding are running for Shelter Island Town Supervisor
2023 Elections Shelter Island

On Shelter Island: Debating How Best to Curb Rampant Development

Pictured Above: Amber Brach-Williams and Gordon Gooding are running for Shelter Island Town Supervisor The perils of overdevelopment are a refrain that we’ve been hearing over and over again on the East End in recent years, and these perils are being keenly felt on Shelter Island. The public sense of being left out of a comprehensive plan process currently underway, along with construction of massive houses by people (and their
Son of the South_Zellner
Civics Shelter Island

Necessary Bridges: Shelter Island Discusses “Son of the South”

The Shelter Island Health and Wellness Alliance is continuing its "Necessary Bridges" on-line programming, focused on race and social justice, with Son of the South: A Conversation with Robert Zellner, in partnership with the Shelter Island Library, on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Robert Zellner, raised in Alabama, is the son and grandson of Ku Klux Klan members. Early in his life he questioned Jim Crow segregation, which
The Shelter Island Youth Center, in its American Legion Hall, has been the island's early voting site for the past two years.
2020 Elections Shelter Island

State Assemblymen Raise Concerns About Early Voting on Shelter Island

Pictured Above: The Shelter Island Youth Center, in the American Legion Hall, was the island's early voting site in 2019. | Jeanne Merkel photo Suffolk County has expanded its early voting locations to include three new polling places in western Suffolk, but they've done so at the expense of Shelter Island, where the early polling place at the Shelter Island Youth Center was eliminated. State Assemblymen Fred Thiele and Anthony
Taking the Plunge
Community Shelter Island

Photos: Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge

From a giant squid to a mysterious team from Australia to a Shelter Island Christmas tree and a great showing from the Carey family, Shelter Islanders in costume made a mad dash for the icy waters off of Crescent Beach Nov 24 for the ninth annual Friends of the Shelter Island Library Turkey Plunge.  Balmy temperatures in the high 40s made it a relatively pleasant day for a dip, after
Deer feeding at a four poster station on Shelter Island | Shelter Island Deer and Tick Committee photo
Government Shelter Island

Survey: Shelter Islanders Favor Hunting For Deer & Tick Control

[caption id="attachment_39579" align="alignleft" width="600"] Deer feeding at a four poster station on Shelter Island | Shelter Island Deer and Tick Committee photo[/caption] Shelter Islanders who responded en masse to a survey conducted by Shelter Island Town overwhelmingly supported hunting, including the use of professional hunters, as a means to control deer and tick populations. The survey results, released Oct. 31, show that 72 percent of respondents "support the town contracting