10/26/18 4:30pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Costumed kids in last year’s Halloween parade.

Halloween is creeping up on Wednesday, October 31 and there’s no shortage of Island festivities for kids and parents alike. So throw on a costume, carve some pumpkins and get ready for some freaky fun. 

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10/28/16 8:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Shelter Island’s Sylvester Manor.

BY AMBROSE CLANCY AND MONIQUE SINGH-ROY

She had just started working at Sylvester Manor as a housekeeper, now almost 40 years ago, when Rose Wissemann came in touch with something one afternoon that still haunts her.

She recently recalled that unforgettable day when she had been doing some work in one of the smaller houses on the Manor grounds. As suddenly as a shadow shifts across a floor, an unsettling feeling stole over her. It was a sense that even though she was alone in the place, something — someone? — was with her. She stood still in the room. More than one presence, in some kind of terrible distress, was very near. (more…)