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12/12/15 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | The Shelter Island junior varsity boys basketball team on the break in a victory over the Ross School Monday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
The Shelter Island junior varsity boys basketball team on the break in a victory over the Ross School Monday.

As we enter the holiday season, a new year of Shelter Island School girls and boys winter sports is under way. This includes the Shelter Island boys varsity and JV basketball teams.

On the sidelines this year are returning Head Coach Jay Card and assistants Ian Kanarvogel, Jimbo Theinert, Jim Colligan and Peter Miedema. (more…)

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11/11/15 8:00am
Shelter Island Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. (Credit: Reporter file photo)

Shelter Island Town Councilman Ed Brown is stepping down at the end of the year. (Credit: Reporter file photo)

With the 2015 election now in the books, ask any Shelter Island political leader about the most significant challenge facing the town and you’re likely to get the same answer: replacing Councilman Ed Brown, who has resigned his seat effective December 31.

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06/30/15 4:30pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A Northern Flicker in Mashomack.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO A Northern Flicker in Mashomack.

Birders usually find Northern Flickers, a class of  large and beautifully plumed woodpeckers, on the ground where they make a good living rooting out and eating ants and beetles.

But our photographer, Jim Colligan, found this fellow surveying his domain this week from a tree branch deep in the Mashomack woods, before getting suspicious and dashing away. (more…)