BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |A summer to remember. Bucks GM Dave Gurney, left, with his guests for the summer, Max Watt, middle, and Trevor Freeman a year ago. Max was recently drafted by the Red Sox.
Although almost year has passed since six foot nine inch pitcher Max Watt last pitched for the Shelter Island Bucks, his shadow still looms large on Shelter Island.
The right-handed hurler from Babylon was the first of three former Island players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, along with 2013 teammates Alex Katz and Mike Wallace. Katz was taken in the 27th round by the Chicago White Sox and Wallace in the 30th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. (more…)
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Ethiopian Atalalech Katema won the Shelter Island 10k women’s division for the third successive time in 2005.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
A methane gas explosion occurred in a mine near Dhaibad, India, killing 375 people and injuring hundreds more. (more…)
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Hunter Beau Payne was one of two hunters who attended a special hunters meeting on May 13.
The town’s Deer & Tick Committee held a special meeting last week for local hunters, but only two — Beau Payne and Bruce Raheb — showed up. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO |Greenport man charged with Leandra’s Law violation; aggravated DWI
Shelter Island Police arrested a 30-year-old Greenport man at about 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, charging him with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated and, under Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of an 11-year-old child in the vehicle at the time. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO |Brady Wilkins in September 2014, after it was announced he’d be taking over as the face of the Peconic Baykeeper nonprofit advocacy group.
The search for the next Peconic Baykeeper is once again on.
Seven months after he signed on as the public face of the nonprofit water protection advocacy group, Brady Wilkins resigned from the Baykeeper position last Monday, said Brendan McCurdy, the organization’s chairman. (more…)