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12/19/17 8:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO Connie and Keith Lustofin were the first Islanders to use the electric vehicle charging station next to police headquarters this week.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO Connie and Keith Lustofin were the first Islanders to use the electric vehicle charging station next to police headquarters this week.

Good news for electric car owners — Shelter Island’s electric charging station next to police headquarters in the Center is up and running. (more…)

12/15/17 10:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Close-up of holly leaves and berries.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO | Close-up of holly leaves and berries.

Latin Name: Ilex opaca

Locations: American holly can be found throughout the Island. One of my favorite specimens grows at the edge of the Union Chapel grounds on Wesley Avenue. Other large hollies can be seen from Route 114 on the right as you approach the South Ferry. Smaller ones grow wild in the Sylvester Manor woods near the IGA and on the Manor grounds. And they thrive along various trails in Mashomack’s woods. (more…)

10/29/17 11:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Manhanset sweetgum tree.

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS | Manhanset sweetgum tree.

Latin Name: Liquidambar styraciflua

Locations: Three sweetgums stand tall at the edge of the Library parking lot. Four other trees, planted by Friends of Trees, can be found along Manhanset Road by Bonnie Lane. A sturdy specimen grows on the grounds of Union Chapel.   (more…)