12/16/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO The height of fashion for Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO The height of fashion for Shelter Island.

A strange thing occurred in the summer of 2013. A website called fashionista.com called out Shelter Island as “the chunk of land right smack between the North and South Forks of Long Island, which, if our Instagram feeds are any indication, has become something of a hotspot for the fashion set.”

At the time, I thought it was mysterious (Instagram?) and wrong-headed (how does the fashion set get to a place that stops accepting visitors at midnight?). Since only a few locals were among the 2.5 million monthly readers of fashionista.com, most were blissfully unaware that the Island was a hotspot for anything. (more…)

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12/13/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

After several months of discussing possible legislation to control short-term rentals on the Island, the Town Board at its Friday meeting set January 27 as a date for a public hearing on the draft, but not before hearing a complaint about the timing. (more…)

11/27/16 11:24am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A turkey ( we think) st to race into the bay from Crescent Beach Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A turkey (or is it David Chamberlain gone wild?) set to race into the bay Saturday.

More than 150 brave (unbalanced?) people of all ages raced into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay Saturday, cheered on by as many friends and family members.

The 7th annual Turkey Plunge, a joyous Island tradition on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, is a benefit for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library. More than $15,000 was raised to fund projects not covered by the library’s budget. (more…)