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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
CLIFF CLARK PHOTO

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…)

06/25/15 12:00pm
JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

Shelter Island is the perfect sport for distance runs, and not just for the physical beauty that runners race through, but for the spirit of those who turn out to cheer the athletes on their quest.

No records were set for the 36th annual running of the Island’s signature sporting event and weekend party, except if you count that it’s the first time the race was run in the rain.

Physical beauty, with the heavens opening up above the Island all afternoon? Yes. (more…)