09/13/14 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Fishing columnist catches angry bird. Both our writer and the tern lived to fight another day.

COURTESY PHOTO |
Fishing columnist catches angry bird. Both our writer and the tern lived to fight another day.

Reports from various places and assorted fisherman are as positive this week as they have been since the early run of stripers in May. Result? Happy faces everywhere

I made several trips out to the Gut on the last of the outgoing tide since last report, taking grandsons, one of their lady friends, my son-in-law and guests, and we literally “loaded the boat,” catching and releasing almost all bluefish with a touch of stripers on three trips. Another trip it was the reverse, with mostly bass and a few blues in the mix. (more…)

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09/12/14 4:30pm

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A night scene at a past Island Beach Blast.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO |
A night scene at a past Island Beach Blast.

An Island institution has gone south.

The annual Island Beach Blast, which rocked Wades Beach for almost 30 Septembers, is now being hosted by Sag Harbor. (more…)

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09/02/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Catherine Becker has seen more than a half a century of Shelter Island history from her home on Little Ram Island.

Catherine Becker has lived at the top of the hill on Little Ram Island for the past 55 years.

Born in 1917, Catherine is a living witness to much of 20th century history. From her vantage in a modest home on that high point of land on Shelter Island, she’s spread her unforgettable brand of humor, warmth and serene confidence. The poet Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Catherine has the rare gift of making the people around her feel good. (more…)

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09/01/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

School scores
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island UFSD prides itself on maintaining high standards for all of our students. We have spent the last several years collaborating with each other and the greater community to provide our students with additional academic and athletic opportunities. (more…)