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09/19/18 4:30pm
SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO This Gulf station stood at Case’s Corner on Route 114 and was surrounded by fallen trees when the ‘Long Island Express’ came through Shelter Island.

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
This Gulf station stood at Case’s Corner on Route 114 and was surrounded by fallen trees when the ‘Long Island Express’ came through Shelter Island.

It was named the “Long Island Express.”

But that was only after it passed, leaving Shelter Island battered but unbroken as it trekked north deep into New England along its murderous path. (more…)

09/19/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

One of Shelter Island’s most successful and beneficial government programs has been the Community Preservation Fund’s purchase of open land to preserve it from development forever. An appointed Advisory Board vets properties to buy through the CPF, which is funded by a 2 percent tax that individuals pay when purchasing East End properties. (more…)