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02/16/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tracy McCarthy at home on Fred’s Lane.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tracy McCarthy at home on Fred’s Lane.

Tracy McCarthy was 40 when she moved permanently to Shelter Island. But in all the ways that count, she lived here all her life.

Her recurring childhood ear infections? Doctor Grunwaldt treated them. First job? Bussing tables at the Ram’s Head Inn. Name a milestone — first boyfriend, learning to parallel park, the moment she spotted her future husband. She can tell you exactly where on this Island it happened. (more…)

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12/06/17 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO From left, Building Department employee Mary Ellen McGayhey, website developer Louise Clark and town IT Committee member Craig Wood at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, giving a presentation of the town’s new website.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO From left, Building Department employee Mary Ellen McGayhey, website developer Louise Clark and town IT Committee member Craig Wood at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, giving a presentation of the town’s new website.

The Town of Shelter Island recently got a makeover.

Well, at least it’s website did. (more…)

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06/28/17 8:00am
Reel Point

Reel Point

As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.

Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”

He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)

12/06/16 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Senior division medalists at the 52ne annual Science Fair are (l-r) Kyle Burns, Luke Lowell-Liszanckie, Roilando Carbajal, Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher, Keith Taplin, Henry Binder, Lyng Coyne, Daniel Martin and Abigail Kotula. Ms. Gallagher took best in fair in the senior division that included students in grades nine through 12.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Senior division medalists at the 52ne annual Science Fair are (l-r) Kyle Burns, Luke Lowell-Liszanckie, Roilando Carbajal, Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher, Keith Taplin, Henry Binder, Lyng Coyne, Daniel Martin and Abigail Kotula. Ms. Gallagher took best in fair in the senior division that included students in grades nine through 12.

Young scientists displayed their talents Friday night at the Shelter Island School 52nd annual Science Fair. The fair was dedicated to teacher Sharon Gibbs, who is out on sick leave this year. (more…)

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10/12/15 3:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

COURTESY PHOTO | A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

Shortly after the writers Nik Cohn and Michaela Muntean bought Harbor Inn from Jack and Beverly Cahill in 1985, they began renovations that were part home improvement and part archeology.

“Like a museum of the history of glue,” Ms. Muntean said about layers of linoleum stuck together with a white adhesive, used during the Depression and made with cow’s milk. The insulation was made of horsehair and newspapers. “The place had great vibes,” she said. “If it was full of ghosts, it was ghosts of a really good time.” (more…)