10/29/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Helene Stapinski

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski

Is there a murderer in your past?  Have you ever wondered what you would find if you dug deep enough into your family history?  We’re not talking an internet genealogy search here, but more like a detective’s investigation, with travels to the alleged scene of the crime, archive searches and interviews. (more…)

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09/21/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Christine Matthäi with two of her works on display at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Christine Matthäi with two of her works on display at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

To the busy and the practical, Shelter Island ferries are utilitarian crafts of steel. Artist and Shelter Island resident Christine Matthäi sees the ferry as her passage to a refuge, a place where she can do work that expresses her hard-won calmness and understanding.

“When you come rushed and you want to go on the ferry, sometimes there is no ferry. You have to sit there, take a deep breath, and wait for the cradle to come,” she said. “And then it cradles you back home.” (more…)

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01/12/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Susan Cincotta in her Shelter Island home.

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Susan Cincotta in her Shelter Island home.

Susan Cincotta came to Shelter Island from New York City in the 1980s, pretty, adept at putting on accents, fresh from the roles of waitress and starving actor. She did not wear blue jeans. (more…)