06/24/17 3:00pm
Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shelter Island Coach Cindy Belt huddles with her team. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Title IX, subsequently renamed the Patsy Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act, was signed into law by President Richard Nixon 45 years ago on June 23, 1972.

Among the areas of discrimination in the United States that it changed was the downplaying of women’s sports at educational institutions. (more…)

06/24/17 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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06/24/17 8:00am
Part of the Samaria Gorge in Crete

ROMEO BELARMINO PHOTO Part of the Samaria Gorge in Crete

On a sunny day in June 1991, my wife and I found ourselves trudging through something called “the Samaria Gorge” on Crete.

Prior to our arrival on the fabled island that gave us Europe’s first civilization as well as El Greco and Zorba the Greek, Phyllis and I had never heard of the Samaria Gorge. But as we drove around, we kept running into gorge enthusiasts who urged us to set aside a day for a hike through that geological wonderland. (more…)

06/18/17 3:00pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Here’s the bed at the North Ferry! I was going to suggest to them that they plant a couple of bright pink climbing roses behind the catmint, but then thought better of it. We don’t really want compelling distractions, car crashes and fender benders on the ferry line.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTO | Here’s the bed at the North Ferry! I was going to suggest to them that they plant a couple of bright pink climbing roses behind the catmint, but then thought better of it. We don’t really want compelling distractions, car crashes and fender benders on the ferry line.

So, Gardeners all, I saw a terrific ad on television this week that I must bring to your attention. It begins with a little boy approaching a refrigerator. The door of the fridge then opens and the viewer sees the entire inside, stocked with nothing but bottles of water. (more…)

06/18/17 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

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