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09/19/18 4:30pm
SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO This Gulf station stood at Case’s Corner on Route 114 and was surrounded by fallen trees when the ‘Long Island Express’ came through Shelter Island.

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO
This Gulf station stood at Case’s Corner on Route 114 and was surrounded by fallen trees when the ‘Long Island Express’ came through Shelter Island.

It was named the “Long Island Express.”

But that was only after it passed, leaving Shelter Island battered but unbroken as it trekked north deep into New England along its murderous path. (more…)

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08/23/18 8:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWaRd PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

The Shelter Island Public Library recently tasked someone to take a bunch of old boxes labeled “Miscellaneous Information” out of a shed. The simple chore revealed not only old tax records, but a boon of historical treasures, including one document that explains the origin of the Island’s unique referential term of “harelegger.” (more…)

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10/04/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for the Town Board, from left, Albert Dickson, Gary Gerth, who is running for supervisor, and Marcus Kaasik. Present but not pictured, Amber Brach-Williams.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Candidates for the Town Board, from left, Albert Dickson, Gary Gerth, who is running for supervisor, and Marcus Kaasik. Present but not pictured, Amber Brach-Williams.

In what was a mild tune up for a more extensive forum scheduled for Sunday, four candidates seeking election to the Town Board met Tuesday at an event hosted by the Shelter Island Women’s Club. (more…)

08/09/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Memory is a tricky thing.

I’ll never forget that afternoon on the beach, the setting sun, the waves breaking. Wait. Waves breaking? That must have been Montauk. (more…)

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11/03/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

For Keith Clark, a carpenter and fisherman who has spent most of his life on Shelter Island, autumn reminds him that life here has changed since he was working the waters in his 20s.

The first Monday in November — this coming Monday — is opening day in state waters for scalloping. But since water pollution and its symptoms, algal blooms and dead eel grass, killed off much of the scallop population, some years are terrible, some are just O.K., but none rival the hauls of 40 years ago.

“I’ll try to go out opening day,” Keith said. “I’ve got to go look. You never know until you throw a dredge overboard.” (more…)