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The Sheltered Islander

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Sheltered Islander #489 Should the Ram’s Head Inn Become a Drug Rehab? The following quote is from a three-page document that was distributed to Ram Island residents by Safe Harbor Retreat LLC, a drug rehab with (as of March 11) no website, no business listing that I could find. Nothing in Google searches. No phone number provided on this document for inquiries. “To The Community of Shelter Island: We believe that now is an opportune time to provide information and review issues related to the planned Safe Harbor Retreat at the Ram’s Head Inn. It is our hope that this overview shows benefits connected to establishing the Safe Harbor Retreat on Shelter Island…” There will be a meeting Saturday, March 15 at 2 p.m. (per Reporter) in the Shelter Island School Auditorium, run by Safe Harbor, to inform the Shelter Island residents of the benefits of the opening of a drug rehab on the Rams Head Inn. Let’s see, a drug rehab on the corner of a street of multi-million dollar homes that are empty most of the year, gee, what could go wrong?

The document cites a long list of benefits for the Island, including jobs, and increased property values for Ram Islanders. Let’s look at a few more benefits: Although they promise the patients will be supervised on walks, the ones who sign out won’t be. Since it’s not a locked facility, people will be able to sign out anytime. (Although you are discharged if you sign out.) This allows the residents of Ram and Shelter Island the chance to meet all kinds of interesting people — since the literature says their target clientele are CEOs and high-level professionals. I’m sure they’ll all

By Sally Flynn

be nice, I’m sure none of them will be in the rehab because of a court order. They promise all kinds of jobs for Islanders. This is true. There will be more work for the police handling a nice variety of situations, perhaps helping to manage an unmanageable resident, or untangle a relationship problem gone bad. I wonder if the Town could send the drug center a bill for services rendered? Then, since they have no medical facilities, and there might be the occasional relapse and overdose, it will give our ambulance more to do and increase justification for more funds from the community. I’m sure they’ll bring in their own professional staff, but they’ll need grounds keepers, cafeteria people and other support staff. There’s bound to be a lot more to write about for the Reporter, so that will increase jobs there, and I bet I’ll get a ton of material from the drug rehab because the rehab staff will think they can keep a secret on Shelter Island. HA! Our kids will enjoy access to better drugs. Drug addicts bring drug connections and drug connections bring drugs. Maybe it (continued on the next page)

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