01/18/18 2:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO |  Shelter Island’s FIT Center.

FIT CENTER OPEN HOUSE

The Shelter Island Recreation Department will sponsor an open house at the FIT Center on Sunday, January 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. Bethany Ortmann, director of the department, and Emily Bohach, FIT manager, will answer questions about the equipment or the facility. The center is behind the Shelter Island School on School Street. For information, call the FIT Center at (631) 749-0978. (more…)

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12/15/17 11:48am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Menantic Ferry crew members (from left) Lance Wiiumsen, Dennis Raffelock, Jared Gibbs and Jason Brewer, whose rapid response Friday morning saved a boater’s life whose craft had gone out of control, tossing him into frigid waters.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Menantic crew members Friday morning at the North Ferry terminal on Shelter Island (from left) Lance Willumsen, Dennis Raffelock, Jared Gibbs and Jason Brewer, whose rapid response Friday morning saved a boater’s life.

A crew on the North Ferry boat, the  Menantic, saved a man from drowning Friday morning in the frigid waters off Crescent Beach. (more…)

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12/04/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Monkees’ “Daydream Believer” topped the charts in the United States.

Dr. Christian Bernard performed the first successful heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg were arrested in New York City during a protest against the Vietnam war.

Actor Nestor Carbonell, perhaps best known to audiences today for his role in the recent A&E series “Bates Motel,” was born to Cuban parents in New York City.

Musician Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 26, but four months after his death, his “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” was released and reached the top of the pop charts in the United States.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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11/14/17 10:18am
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Life savers
To the Editor:
On October 23 I suffered a severe leg injury and would like to thank Highway Department employee Robbie Brewer at the Recycling Center, Police Officer Andrew Graffignino, Police Officer Jack Thilberg, EMS personnel Annmarie Sedio and Jim Preston. (more…)

10/24/17 12:00pm
EVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

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Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

It was a red letter day for the Shelter Island School cross country teams as Kal Lewis, 15, and Joshua Green, 17, placed first and second respectively to win the top spots in their hometown 5K race Saturday. (more…)