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08/22/14 12:00pm
Mary Louise Yoder Hicks

Mary Louise Yoder Hicks

Mary Hicks

Mary Louise Yoder Hicks, 90, died August 4, 2014 in Newton, Massachusetts, where she resided at an assisted living community.

From 1987 to 2013, Mary Louise lived in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband of 50 years, Harry L. Hicks Jr., who predeceased her in 2013. They lived in Kingsmill and at the Williamsburg Landing. (more…)

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08/20/14 8:00am
Proud pickle ball players Monday cut a ribbon on the Shelter Island courts after recieving the  blessing of town Recreation Director Garth Griffin. That’s Marji Cyr wielding the scissors and Jini Martens holding the ribbon on the right.

BERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Proud pickle ball players Monday cut a ribbon on the Shelter Island courts after recieving the blessing of town Recreation Director Garth Griffin. That’s Marji Cyr wielding the scissors and Jini Martens holding the ribbon on the right.

Pickle Ball has come to Shelter Island complete with a ribbon cutting on the Shelter Island tennis courts.

A group of 30 or so players have been matching up for a couple of months, but on Monday they gatherred to make it official.

Marji Cyr and Betsy Ludlow have been the guiding spirits bringing the sport here.

It’s a game for all ages and skill levels, played with a whiffle ball and short paddles. Similar to tennis, badminton and ping-pong, but truly in its own category, the name comes from the Pacific Northwest where, it’s said, the sport was invented.

Out there, “the pickle boat” is the last boat to return with its catch, and at the sport’s birth, someone  said that choosing up sides was like picking through the leftovers of the last boat.

Ms. Cyr says anyone is welcome to play, and the pickle ball matches are at the courts every Monday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m.

08/18/14 2:02pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|  Because of public response on excessive aircraft noise, the East Hampton Town Board is calling for a special meeting for Wednesday, August  27.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|
Because of public response on excessive aircraft noise, the East Hampton Town Board is calling for a special meeting for Wednesday, August 27.

The hundreds of East End residents planning to protest helicopter noise during the East Hampton Town Board’s next regular meeting on Thursday are being asked to wait another week to voice their concerns. (more…)

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08/14/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

Tell people you’re visiting Plum Island and be prepared for a litany of the perils in store for you. You’ll be reminded of persistent rumors springing from dire biological experiments that have taken place there and that still might be going on.

Just one,“How interesting” would have been nice. (more…)