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10/30/14 6:16pm
Several people are reporting seeing a Humpback Whale in Greenport Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Several people are reporting seeing a Northern Right Whale in Greenport Thursday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Ronnie Pringle of Greenport couldn’t believe his eyes Thursday.

He was at Sixth Street Beach in the village when he looked out over the water and spotted something highly unusual.

“I saw a geyser and then what looked like the hump on a whale,” he said. “Then it came full out of the water.”  (more…)

06/08/14 8:54pm
Nominee Matt Dunning, left, and winner Drew Garrison of Shelter Island High School. They co-starred in 'Young Frankenstein.' (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Teeny Award nominee Matt Dunning, left, and winner Drew Garrison of Shelter Island High School. They co-starred in ‘Young Frankenstein’ this April. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Before announcing the two ties at the 12th Annual East End Arts Teeny Awards Sunday afternoon, presenters asked the audience not to clap until both names were read.

But once the large group of Islanders who traveled all the way to Longwood High School for the ceremony heard the name Drew Garrison, they erupted in immediate applause.   (more…)

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03/04/14 5:00pm
The Indians held no celebration after the game Tuesday. Instead, they were all business, briefly posing for a picture before turning their attentions to Saturday's regional final. (Credit: Grant Parpan).

The Indians held no celebration after the game Tuesday. Instead, they were all business, briefly posing for a picture before turning their attentions to Saturday’s regional final. (Credit: Grant Parpan).

Up two flights of stairs in an arena that seats more than 4,300, there was the Shelter Island boys basketball team Tuesday, huddled up outside its locker room.

A team with just nine players in uniform, from a school that had never before won a Suffolk County Championship, the realization was just setting in for the Indians that they are now one win away from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s biggest stage.

“We’re 32 minutes from Glens Falls,” shouted assistant coach Jim Colligan. “Thirty-two minutes.”

The bus ride to get to the game in White Plains was longer than any before. The Westchester County Center was a larger venue than they’d seen in the past. And yet the Indians came out as strong as ever, posting a 63-35 blowout win over Section I champion Clark Academy of Dobbs Ferry, New York, in the Class D regional semifinals.  (more…)