09/10/18 2:16pm
BEVERLEA WALZPHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson, director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the proceeds from this year’s race.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO BillY Baldwin, left with Jeremy Samuelson,
director of Mashomack Preserve accepting gift of $15,000 from the
proceeds from this year’s race.

One hundred and four participants paddled competitively in the fifth annual Great Peconic Race on Saturday, September 8. The 19-mile course around Shelter Island started and ended at Wades Beach, with kayaks, paddleboards, surf skis, OC1-OC6, coastal rowers and prone boards all represented.

The race was launched at 8:30 a.m. after a prayer was sung by members of the Shinnecock Nation, asking Gitche Manitou, or Great Spirit, to bless the racers. (more…)

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09/06/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Paddle boarders and kayakers will be competing this Saturday in one of America’s premier races of the season, making the 19-mile circuit around the Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Paddle boarders and kayakers will be competing this Saturday in one of America’s premier races of the season, making the 19-mile circuit around the Island.

One of the premier races for crafts powered by paddles makes its return this Saturday, September 8, when the fifth annual Great Peconic Race kicks off at Wades Beach. (more…)

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08/21/18 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A hawk similiar to the one shown above will be at the Green Expo in the Center this Saturday.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
A hawk similiar to the one shown above will be at the Green Expo in the Center this Saturday.

Not so many years ago, the Green Options Committee was battling uphill to bring attention to its concerns about the environment. But as this Saturday’s Green Expo will reveal, a large number of participants and residents will show up at the various exhibitions hungry for information, according to Committee Chairman Tim Purtell. (more…)