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07/31/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Never say die. Superfans Bob DeStefano, left, and Father Peter DeSanctis at the Bucks’ last game of the season last Tuesday evening.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Never say die. Superfans Bob DeStefano, left, and Father Peter DeSanctis at the Bucks’ last game of the season .

The 2017 Hamptons Collegiate Baseball (HCBL) League regular season ended July 25 for the Shelter Island Bucks as they bowed to the playoff-bound Long Island Road Warriors. (more…)

06/07/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June  was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Returning to action for the Bucks Opening Day June was team mascot Billy Buck with veteran batboy Tate Ford.

Shelter Island Bucks General Manager Frank Emmett and Assistant GM Dave Gurney were in high spirits before the team’s opener at Fiske Field last Friday afternoon even though the day had delivered just enough precipitation to keep the crowds at bay.

But soon the evening turned warm and clear, getting better with every run the Bucks racked up to beat the Sag Harbor Whalers, 12-2. (more…)

08/30/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO A new memorial rock in memory of Thomas Cutinella outside the Shoreham-Wading River football field.

COURTESY PHOTO A new memorial rock in memory of Thomas Cutinella outside the Shoreham-Wading River football field.

I remember the day I became a registered organ donor. I was 23 years old and a few months removed from leaving the State of New York for sunny Southern California.

It was the day I received my new driver’s license, which so conveniently lists your weight in California, as if regular ol’ folks like myself who’d moved to Hollywood needed any added incentive to feel like outcasts. The license also featured a circle for organ donation, on which residents who chose to opt-in to that state’s registry placed a bright pink sticker. (more…)

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06/08/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Heading for shelter on the Island. A brief weather delay at Tuesday’s Bucks game at Fiske Field didn’t bother the home team. The Islanders went on to win 4-3 over the Southampton Breakers.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Heading for shelter on the Island. A brief weather delay at Tuesday’s Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League game at Fiske Field didn’t bother the home team. The Bucks went on to win 4-3 over the Southampton Breakers.

After a short delay for a thunderstorm moving over the Island, the Shelter Island Bucks showed some late lighting of their own, winning its first game of the season with a walk-off base hit over the Southampton Breakers Tuesday at Fiske Field. (more…)

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12/28/15 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Quinn Karpeh

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Quinn Karpeh

Quinn Karpeh was a Shelter Island “summer kid” before he knew that his future would demand his full time presence here. But his love of the Island from childhood and his recent election to public office as an assessor clinched the deal on staying.

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