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03/06/18 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.

MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.

Although the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has earmarked $30,000 so the town’s Public Works Department can finish work on a new bathroom at Wades Beach, there are now questions about putting a nitrogen-reducing septic system at the location. (more…)

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12/13/17 2:00pm
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn breaking over Dering Harbor.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn breaking over Dering Harbor.

After considerable go-round, the Village of Dering Harbor officially licensed a row of holly trees planted along the backyard of a property that has been at the center of the community’s debate over hedges and other forms of “living fences.” (more…)

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11/28/17 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

Under sunny skies and amid the raucous barking of dogs and squealing of super excited children, about 150 hearty bathers of all ages “plunged” into the chilly waters off Crescent Beach on Saturday morning in support of the Shelter Island library. (more…)

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11/27/17 10:35am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

The 8th annual Turkey Plunge was a blast for all who attended on  Saturday, November 25 at  at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long. (more…)