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07/23/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Bucks John LaRossa sliding safely home against the North Fork Ospreys at Fiske Filed July 18.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO| Bucks John LaRossa sliding safely home against the North Fork Ospreys at Fiske Filed July 18.

A three-run bottom of the eighth inning for the Southampton Breakers sunk the Shelter Island Bucks on the road Tuesday night. The lone half inning proved the difference in the 4-2 loss for the Islanders, dropping their record to 18-17 on the season. (more…)

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07/23/14 7:55am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

Back to the drawing board.

That’s the reaction of the Town Board after a coordinated and vocal campaign of outrage that a PSEG substation be built in a residential neighborhood at the Old Highway Barn site on Route 114. (more…)

07/22/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The ceremonial launch of the 100-year-old Little Kittie on June 16.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The ceremonial launch of the 100-year-old Little Kittie on June 16.

Tucked amid stately yachts and towering cruisers anchored in Dering Harbor, is a wooden 12.5-foot dinghy named Little Kittie discreetly rocking back and forth. Unremarkable at first glance, this boat, which is now fully operational, was built in 1914 and has been restored by the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in celebration of the craft’s centennial year. (more…)

07/22/14 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jason Shields with the trappings of two his passions, fishing and writing, holding a rod and a copy of his new book, “Louis’ Beach & Other Writings.”

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Jason Shields with the trappings of two his passions, fishing and writing, holding a rod and a copy of his new book, “Louis’ Beach & Other Writings.”

The old expression that if you live long enough you become a stranger in your own place applies to Shelter Island as much —more? — than any other place. Physical changes in a landscape or on a street added to new customs and neighbors transform the familiar into the barely recognizable.

In Jason Shields’ slim, evocative, precisely written new collection of short memoirs, a story and two poems, “Louis’ Beach & Other Writings,” the author remembers an Island now gone or passing quickly. (more…)