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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…)

09/26/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Surf’s up. Dave Hamilton heading out in — what else? — one of his Jeeps.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Surf’s up. Dave Hamilton heading out in — what else? — one of his Jeeps.

Each week I find myself thinking: I need a story this week. And I only have a couple of days to deadline. Somehow, something always seems to pop up.

This week was no exception. I was having coffee at Stars Café and started talking to Dave Hamilton. The more we spoke, the more fascinating his life seemed to be. Until then, I didn’t know much about Dave except the fact that my son bought a Jeep from him. It’s an understatement to say Dave has a passion for Jeeps. In fact, he enjoys them so much he makes his living from them. Dave buys, sells and works only on Jeeps. (more…)