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09/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Jack Monaghan

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Jack Monaghan

Jack Monaghan, one of the most beloved Islanders in recent memory, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was 82 years old. Here’s a profile by Peter Boody of Jack the Reporter published in 2014. (more…)

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09/12/17 9:59am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  The shleter Island volleyball players practicng Monday for an upcoming match against the Pierson Whalers on Wednesday, September 13. From left, Bella Springer, Audrey Wood and Jane Richards.

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The Shelter Island volleyball players practicing Monday for an upcoming match against the Pierson Whalers on Wednesday, September 13. From left, Bella Springer, Audrey Wood and Jane Richards.

The Shelter Island volleyball teams have been in the gym since August 21, so being in school wasn’t new.

However, they brought a stepped up attitude to the court September 6, the first day of school when the visiting Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs arrived. (more…)

06/05/15 2:00pm
CARA LORIZ PHOTO June 9, 2010: Nick Kestler is embraced by Police Chief James Read as he and stepbrothers Billy and Jimbo Theinert return to the motorcade after removing a yellow ribbon from the school marquee. After days of waiting, their brother Joe was finally home.

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June 9, 2010: Nick Kestler is embraced by Police Chief James Read as he and stepbrothers Billy and Jimbo Theinert return to the motorcade after removing a yellow ribbon from the school marquee. After days of waiting, their brother Joe was finally home.

At the Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year dinner last month, honoree Jack Monaghan recalled a conversation he’d had with a young friend who had recently graduated from college. They were talking about what makes the Island such a special place. The younger man said simply, “Joey Theinert’s funeral.” (more…)

12/15/11 6:00pm

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The two Joeys — Joe Emmett and the late Joe Theinert — were among the many students that Jack Monaghan has mentored in various school programs since the 1990s. It was payback time on Sunday, November 27 when many of them and their families gathered on the grounds of Dr. Frank Kestler’s practice on Route 114 and dedicated a bench in Jack’s honor. Joe Emmett had the idea from across the Atlantic and with help from his friends and Jack’s “mentees” found this way to commemorate the contributions Jack has made to many young lives on Shelter Island. Sitting with Jack on “his” bench are Colleen Emmett (left) and Joey Theinert’s mom, Chrystyna Kestler. The bench will be a permanent tribute to Jack on the Kestler property.