11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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10/18/17 8:00am
JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO  A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

JULIA BRENNAN PHOTO
A student choir serenaded the school board with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at the annual school board “appreciation night” Monday at the meeting of the Board of Education.

Figuring out which behavioral or academic strategies work best for a particular student is an essential aspect of teaching, but even in a small school it can be difficult for educators across grades and disciplines to effectively share with each other what they’ve learned. (more…)

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10/04/17 1:36pm
BILL GEIST PHOTO Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol

BILL GEIST PHOTO
Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol.

A 20-foot unoccupied center console boat spun in circles at high speeds in West Neck Harbor for about a half an hour Tuesday evening after the operator apparently fell overboard, the Shelter Island Police reported. (more…)

09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (more…)