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08/10/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Shelter Island Fire Department, along with other volunteer departments in the area, responded to a call Saturday night of two boats on fire in Southold Town.

The Shelter Island Fire Department responded to a request for assistance Saturday night by the Southold Fire  Department.

A 42-foot Silverton yacht caught fire and sunk at a dock on Gull Pond in Greenport late Saturday night, Southold Town police said. (more…)

07/09/15 2:00pm
VERA CHINESE PHOTO  The Tall Ships crowd along Front Street Sunday afternoon.

VERA CHINESE PHOTO The Tall Ships crowd along Front Street Sunday afternoon.

A colleague asked me a question this week that I’ve heard quite often in recent months: Who exactly benefits from Tall Ships?

I can understand why someone who did not attend the festival might ask that question. But for anyone who stepped foot on one of the ships, or danced to one of the songs performed on the event’s two live music stages, or took a bite out of the delicious food served in the streets of Greenport during the four-day festival, it’s something you wouldn’t need to ask. (more…)

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07/02/15 4:30pm

 

COURTESY PHOTO The Picton Castle will be in Greenport this weekend.

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The Picton Castle will be in Greenport this weekend.

The Tall Ships of America tour will make a stop in Greenport Harbor this Independence Day weekend, where six vessels from around the world will dock for the Greenport Village Tall Ships Challenge 2015. (more…)

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06/20/15 7:39pm
Eliud Ngetich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 36th Shelter Island 10K. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Eliud Ngetich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the 36th Shelter Island 10K. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Some runners like the rain. Don’t count Eliud Ngetich among them.

The 21-year-old Kenyan says some of his worst races have come on wet courses and, if he had his say over Mother Nature, the streets of Shelter Island would have been dry as a bone Saturday.

The race results tell a different story.

Ngetich, fresh off a win last week at the 7-mile Litchfield Hills Road Race, was the top finisher of the 36th Shelter Island 10K despite the slippery conditions, breaking the tape at 28:53.51 (more…)