01/27/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island National Honor Society members new and old are (l-r) Sophia Strauss, Isabella Sherman, Julia Labrozzi, Will Garrison, Olivia Yeaman, Sydney Clark, Nicolette Frasco. Elizabeth Larson, Sara Lewis, Like Gilpin, Madison Hallman, Francesca Frasco, Melissa Frasco, Bianca Evangelista, Lindsey Gallagher and Emily Strauss.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Shelter Island National Honor Society members new and old are (l-r) Sophia Strauss, Isabella Sherman, Julia Labrozzi, Will Garrison, Olivia Yeaman, Sydney Clark, Nicolette Frasco. Elizabeth Larson, Sara Lewis, Luke Gilpin, Madison Hallman, Francesca Frasco, Melissa Frasco, Bianca Evangelista, Lindsey Gallagher and Emily Strauss.

Excitement written on their faces and surrounded by relatives who came to share in their golden moment, eight students were inducted.

Tuesday night into the Shelter Island Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Eight others, already in the honor society, participated in a re-induction ceremony. (more…)

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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)

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12/05/16 2:00pm
Catherine Kupsh Becker

Catherine Kupsh Becker

Catherine Kupsh Becker
Catherine Becker passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016 surrounded by friends and family, just a few weeks short of her 99th birthday. (more…)

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09/09/16 2:00pm
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Shown in a brochure photo, the Manhanset House ­— which opened in 1874 on the bluff just east of Locust Point and was expanded after an 1896 fire — was destroyed when lighting struck and it burned to ashes just weeks before it was to open for the 1910 season, leaving unmoored its colony of cottages that eventually became the Village of Dering Harbor.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Manhanset House ­— which opened in 1874 on the bluff just east of Locust Point — was destroyed when lighting struck and it burned to ashes in 1910, leaving a colony of cottages that eventually became the Village of Dering Harbor.

One hundred years ago, on September 9, 1916, a clerk with flawless penmanship recorded in a leather-bound poll book the names of 10 incorporators — seven men and three women, most of them of significant social standing — who brought into being New York State’s smallest municipality, the Village of Dering Harbor. (more…)