03/04/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A collection of arrowheads.

COURTESY PHOTO | A collection of arrowheads.

This is an area that was historically populated by Native Americans and, as a result, arrowheads and other objects have been unearthed on the East End over the years.

On Saturday, March 11, the Shelter Island Historical Society offers a Native American artifacts presentation in collaboration with the Southold Indian Museum. The presentation by Lucinda Hemmick, President of Southold Indian Museum, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Havens Barn. Collections from the Shelter Island Historical Society, Southold Indian Museum, and Shelter Island resident Paulette Van Vranken will be on exhibit. (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

06/30/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The annual Shelter Island Fireworks show is July 9, 2016.

For almost six decades, the annual Shelter Island Fireworks display on Crescent Beach has been a much loved tradition and a veritable rite of passage for anyone who has grown up here.

But in March 2015, the Chamber of Commerce announced it could no longer afford to sponsor the fireworks, and Islanders feared that after 57 consecutive years, the annual pyrotechnics display would be no more. (more…)

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06/17/16 4:30pm
PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE  PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

When Brett Surerus and his wife, Kelly, moved from Brooklyn back to his hometown of Shelter Island, he knew he’d be giving up many of the benefits and conveniences that come with a vibrant city life.

But he also knew he would gain something much greater in return — time to be a father. (more…)