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03/21/17 2:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Girls varsity softball Coach Jackie Brewer hitting flies and grounders to her players at practice this week.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Varsity softball Coach Jackie Brewer hitting flies and grounders to her players at practice this week.

The Shelter Island girls varsity softball team has been practicing daily for the upcoming season. Opening Day is Monday, March 27 at home against McGann-Mercy.

The girls have been working on conditioning in the fitness room and practicing catching and throwing as well as hitting off the pitching machine, which we have through the generosity of Dave Gurney. (more…)

03/03/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Keeping the game alive last Saturday was Tate Foard with his eye on the ball pitched by his dad, Mark.

We are living in truly dark times.

Our institutions and traditions, handed down in America through the generations, are now under assault and seem unsteady, not able to withstand the shock of a new authority sweeping away what once we held as inviolable. (more…)

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02/22/17 10:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy, on a farm in Baiting Hollow. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years. Emmy has caught more than two dozen animals so far this falconing season.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO
Chris Paparo with his red-tailed hawk, Emmy. Mr. Paparo, a licensed falconer, has trained the bird to catch prey and come to him on demand, an activity that dates back thousands of years.

High over the wooded hills just north of Lewin Farm in Baiting Hollow, Emmy the red-tailed hawk sits in her tree, watching me intently. Somehow, I sense her disapproval as the thick underbrush snags on my jeans and jacket. I fumble my way out of the thorns. (more…)

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02/17/17 12:00pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Moments after the winter track season ended. From left, Emma Gallagher, Lindsay Gallagher and Francesca Frasco.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO
Moments after the winter track season ended. From left, Emma Gallagher, Lindsay Gallagher and Francesca Frasco.

Shelter Island’s first winter track season has come to a close. It was a successful first season, providing a very solid foundation upon which to build for the future. (more…)