01/30/15 4:30pm
Ambrose Clancy

Ambrose Clancy

I have a cold.

Yeah, I know, poor baby. That’s one symptom of a cold that has nothing to do with crankiness and Kleenex — the chance to play Poor Pitiful Me for a while. Or go the other way, and play Stoic He-man, rattling the windows with coughing that comes all the way from your toenails, spritzing small rooms with projection sneezes, only to answer alarmed questions of, “Are you all right?” with, “I’m fine, just a cold.”

Meaning, “Leave me alone, don’t bother me. Can’t you see I have a cold?” (more…)

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01/29/15 4:30pm
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

In the quiet of winter, big legal guns have opened fire, joining the controversy over excessive helicopter traffic and noise over the Island and the North and South forks. (more…)

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01/28/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | West Neck Bay early Wednesday morning.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | West Neck Bay early Wednesday morning.

It started with light, drifting snow Monday morning. By Monday night it was a blizzard, pounding down four inches of snow an hour driven by 30 miles an hour winds, with gusts topping 50 mph. It didn’t stop until around dinner time Tuesday evening. (more…)

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01/27/15 4:10pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO| Freshly plowed North Brander Parkway.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO| Freshly plowed North Brander Parkway.

As the fierce storm wound down and lost steam around 3 p.m. after blowing through the Island for more than 24 hours, Shelter Island Highway Department crews were on the roads and streets of the Island putting down a sand/salt mix, Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said. (more…)