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06/20/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) walked a fine line Monday night between informing the public about water safety and not alarming residents about the quality of their water. (more…)

06/20/17 9:50am

If the late afternoon forecast for Saturday, June 17 called for rain starting at 5 p.m., just a half hour before race time, the weatherman proved wrong.

But many of the nearly 2,000 participants in the 38th annual Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk, might have welcomed a deluge as they came off the course dripping sweat from the high humidity. There would be no records set by the winners Saturday, although many runners were pleased to finish and beating their own personal bests. (more…)

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06/19/17 11:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO At back-to-back seminars last week, David Brignati of Newport Ventures outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

JULIE LANE PHOTO During morning and afternoon seminars at the library last week, architect David Brignati outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

New state regulations on energy conservation, in effect since October 2016, are causing consternation for architects and contractors and concerns for building department officials charged with enforcement. (more…)

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06/16/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

A good rule of thumb is never to sit across the table from someone called “Honest John” when he’s dealing cards.

But John French, a 19th century builder who did extensive work in Brooklyn — including the Brooklyn Academy of Music — came by his nickname, well, honestly. He was known by his contemporaries for “mixing mortar with conscience,” according to an article in the Republican Watchman of 1876. (more…)

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06/14/17 12:00pm
COURTESY ART

COURTESY ART

From the breathtaking views of the Island, to the chance to watch elite runners in action, the 38th annual running Saturday of the Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is ticketed to be a memorable event.

The Island’s signature sporting event highlights a strong field of athletes, including runners who have competed on the world’s stage. While a select few run with the intent of winning and capturing prize money, the majority of the field will simply be pleased to cross the finish line at Fiske Field. (more…)