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06/28/17 12:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO The Shelter Island High School Class of 2017.

“This is our Super Bowl Sunday and we’ve won,” Shelter Island Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino told seniors at Saturday’s graduation ceremony, describing how he and his colleagues have watched the 16 students through the years meet challenges set before them.

“We’re here for you today and we’ll always be here,” he said. (more…)

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05/29/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A rifle detail of uniformed veteran a volley at Memorial Day ceremonies in the Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A rifle detail of uniformed veterans fire a volley at Memorial Day ceremonies in the Center.

The Shelter Island Memorial Day celebrations were accompanied by a morning of unseasonably cold weather and hard, wind-driven rain.

No matter. The traditions were intact.

A good group of Islanders of all ages in rain gear and umbrellas turned out in the Center to remember and honor the Island’s war dead, as well as their countrymen and women across the nation killed in action in America’s wars. (more…)

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05/17/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 Shelter Island varsity softball team. Bottom row, from left, Bianca Evangelista, Melissa Frasco, Isabella Fonseca and Maria Carbajal. Top row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Sarah Lewis, Phoebe Starzee, Lauren Gurney, Emily Strauss, Amira Lawrence, Julia Labrozzi, Annabella Springer, Domily Gil, Coach Jackie Brewer. Lily Garrison and Audrey Wood are absent from picture.

COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 Shelter Island varsity softball team. Bottom row, from left, Bianca Evangelista, Melissa Frasco, Isabella Fonseca and Maria Carbajal. Top row, from left, Jennifer Lupo, Sarah Lewis, Phoebe Starzee, Lauren Gurney, Emily Strauss, Amira Lawrence, Julia Labrozzi, Annabella Springer, Domily Gil and Coach Jackie Brewer. Lily Garrison and Audrey Wood are absent from the picture.

The Shelter Island Varsity softball team finished its season with an away game in Port Jefferson on May 9. The Port Jeff team graciously included our seniors in its senior send-off game, as did our other away opponent, Southold/Greenport the day before.

Flowers were distributed and a few tears were choked back as seniors and team co-captains Julia Labrozzi and Melissa Frasco began to share the “last” bus ride, at bat, etc., with fellow seniors Amira Lawrence and Domily Gil. This was such a nice display of sportsmanship since our own home senior send-off game was cancelled due to rain and could not be rescheduled. (more…)

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01/20/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Letter writers continue to debate short-term rentals, many of which are booked over the internet.

Room for all
To the Editor:
Heather Reylek (“Your Letters,” January 5) references 172 listings available on airbnb. This is misleading. (more…)

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01/11/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Three high school students addressed the Town Board Tuesday. From left, Nicolette Frasco, Olivia Yeaman and Julia Labrozzi.

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Three high school students addressed the Town Board Tuesday. From left, Nicolette Frasco, Olivia Yeaman and Julia Labrozzi.

High school teacher Peter Miedema brought his senior class in government Tuesday to attend the Town Board’s work session. At the end of the meeting, when residents can address the board on any topic, three students, Julia Labrozzi, Olivia Yeaman and Nicolette Frasco eloquently explained their concerns that in the near future there’s the possibility there will be no place for them on the Island. (more…)