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…)

10/03/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Nightmare from the summer of 2013 when Bortech, a Long Island Power Authority subcontractor, failed in its attempt to run cables from Shelter Island to Greenport.

Power, and who gets it, who uses it and who fights for it, is at play between some Greenport residents and Shelter Island.

Power — electrical and political — is the prize in this battle, with the Greenporters riled up and publicly flogging their elected officials, PSEG and Islanders over the planned digging of a tunnel to house cables running from a Greenport neighborhood to the Heights.

Islanders want to say, “Welcome to our world,” because we’ve been through it. (more…)

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09/20/16 10:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting Thursday night about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting September 15  about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

Upset by a PSEG proposal to extend an underground electrical cable to Shelter Island Heights from a residential village street, Greenport residents took their protests to Village Board members on September 15.

They called the plan poorly researched, dangerous and unfair, and said both the village and residents would be forced to deal with loud construction noises and electrical wires running under their street. (more…)

08/15/16 10:00am
How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?

How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?

A quiet thoroughfare connecting West Neck Road to Stearns Point Road, the roots of Behringer Lane have historical ties to several Island institutions.

According to primary documents from the Shelter Island Historical Society (SIHS), the name “Behringer” refers to Louie Behringer. (more…)