04/20/17 4:30pm
REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

REPORTER PHOTO This $100 bill, or one of its mates, could be yours if you show up at Crescent Beach Saturday morning.

This Saturday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., come to Crescent Beach — meet at the Sunset Beach Hotel — to re-start a “Community Walk,” which is another debt to Cliff Clark.

Diane Anderson was the inspiration for this revival. No cost, no distances, no times. Bring yourselves, spouses, kids (strollers encouraged), dogs and cats. No chipmunks. Everyone who is there is automatically entered in a lottery drawing to select a $100 winner. (more…)

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03/15/17 12:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Rain, and not much snow, fell on the Island all day Tuesday.

“Thank God it wasn’t snow.”

Those were the words of Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. whose crews were, nonetheless, kept busy throughout Tuesday’s storm that he estimated dropped 2 to 3 inches of the white stuff before freezing rain turned it to slush. (more…)

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02/10/17 4:42am
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CLIFF CLARK PHOTO Smiles from the storm.

Cliff Clark snapped this shot yesterday from New York Avenue of the second “green” of the Shelter Island Country Club’s golf course.

It gave us a smile, but is also a reminder to all sledders and skiers enjoying the beauty of a snow-bound Goat Hill, to please stay off the greens for their protection when having winter fun.

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02/09/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Robert Kennedy told the New York Post that “not under any circumstances” would he run for president or vice president in 1968. He ended up reversing himself and entering the race against Vice President Hubert Humphrey for the Democratic nomination that culminated with his assassination in June 1968 in Los Angeles (more…)

01/16/17 12:00pm
PETER BOODY PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Bill and Mary Boeklen at home in May 2014. Mr. Boeklen died last summer, 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

Listening to Mary Boeklen’s answering machine’s message, you’d likely conclude she’s a person without a care in the world.

That’s what faith can do, said South Ferry co-owner Cliff Clark, commenting on the strength that has carried Ms. Boeklen through the painful months since her husband, Bill, a much loved-South Ferry captain, died last summer, just 22 days after being diagnosed with cancer. (more…)