02/18/18 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A simple word says it all about the goal of the Shelter Island School community.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
A simple word says it all about the goal of the Shelter Island School community.

When a student is called to the superintendent’s or principal’s office, it typically means trouble. Not the case for a group of students so far called to be honored for their random acts of kindness to others. (more…)

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02/16/18 2:00pm
SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Joan Schultz, left, and Anna Congdon packing lima beans around 1951. The plant ran 24 hours a day during the harvest season.

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Joan Schultz, left, and Anna Congdon packing lima beans around 1951. The plant ran 24 hours a day during the harvest season.

Back in the 1950s an idea took root with local farmers and gave sudden rise to a thriving business employing many Islanders. And almost as quickly it was gone. (more…)

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02/13/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel announced his retirement from as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel announced his retirement  as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

Deer & Tick Committee Chairman Mike Scheibel will retire from his position as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4, coinciding with his resignation from the committee.

Mr. Scheibel made the announcement, which has been rumored for some time, at the end of the February 7 committee meeting, telling members he regrets not being able to see the process of conquering the Island’s tick problem resolved, although he’s pleased with progress made to date. (more…)

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02/12/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame opened in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France ended.

Representing the first teachers’ strike in the United States, the Florida Education Association initiated a mass resignation of teachers to protest state funding of education.

And on Shelter Island … (more…)