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02/14/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

What does it mean to live on an island when you are part of a couple? A honeymoon vacation that never ends?

Or a life of exile cut off from friends and family?

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we asked a variety of Islanders in committed relationships to tell us what living here means to a long-term romantic relationship. (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…)

06/09/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy bargain hunters at the Chequit Inn tag sale Saturday. More than $6,000 was raised to benefit the Tot Lot.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happiness at a tag sale.

It’s yard sale season on Shelter Island. Spare me that tired line about paying good money for someone else’s junk. And I scoff at your environmental piety when you say, “It’s good to recycle old things.” And as for yard sales being the best way to find a bargain? Ridiculous.

Everyone knows that an Island yard sale is entertainment. (more…)

Featured Story
05/19/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Find another way
To the Editor:
I am one of the 15 homes — and Legion Hall — directly abutting Fiske Field. In this regard, I am highly concerned by the potential well contamination that would result from spraying such a large area with tickicide. (more…)

10/08/16 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY | Spirit in the sky.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  | Spirit in the sky.

Do we travel just so we can go home again?

My traveling companion (MTC) and I are heading out today and that old question usually seems to be answered in the affirmative by the faces I look into when we fly away. They are the faces of the doomed, shipwrecked before they set sail. (more…)