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11/18/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Short term rentals
To the Editor:
The short-term rental regulation question before the Shelter Island Town Board is complex and clearly illustrates a divide in our community.

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey among its membership revealing that not all of our members view the matter unanimously. However, the broad mission of the Chamber is to advance economic, industrial, civic, professional, cultural and general interests of the town. Recognizing the breadth of our objective, we are also a nonpartisan organization, and will not partake in influencing political outcomes. (more…)

09/20/16 4:30pm
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The 27th annual East End Maritime Festival comes to Greenport this weekend.

The three-day festival kicks off with the Land and Sea Gala at Greenport Yacht and Ship Building on Carpenter Street on Friday Sept. 23.

The Merry Folk Parade kicks off the first full day of the festival and introduces its grand marshal, Captain David Berson. It steps off at 11 a.m. and travels along Greenport’s Front and Main streets.

The festival features music, entertainment, kayak races, fair vendors, lighthouse tours and more. The event drew more than 30,000 people to the village in 2015. (more…)

08/31/16 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Linda Puls works on a painting of Taylor’s Island in her studio.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Linda Puls works on a painting of Taylor’s Island in her studio.

Land, sea, sky. What could possibly be more enticing to an artist?

Most landscape painters will tell you there’s something special about getting out of the studio and into the natural world where their subjects live and breathe. Working in situ is about capturing the natural light, feeling the breeze and absorbing the sights and sounds that define a location.

It’s better still when artists can share the experience with a few like-minded friends. (more…)