11/16/17 4:30pm
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Shelter Island students slept in cardboard boxes on the school lawn on Monday, November 6 to raise money for Habitat for Humanity.

Thinking about young people, it’s hard not to conclude that they’re materialistic, in love with luxury, have atrocious manners, no respect for others and are obsessed with chatter via texting. (more…)

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10/31/17 10:00am
ROBERT O’ROURKE PHOTO Kal Lewis competing at the Suffolk County cross country divisional finals October 26 at Sunken Meadow State Park.

ROBERT O’ROURKE PHOTO
Kal Lewis competing at the Suffolk County cross country divisional finals October 26 at Sunken Meadow State Park.

The races are called, by cross country athletes, coaches and fans, “Divisions.”

Divisions are held on the famously — or infamously — difficult 5K course at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park. The meet is a necessity because without it, runners are not permitted to compete in state qualifiers (States”) held at the same location, a week later. (more…)

10/24/17 12:00pm
EVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Emma Martinez Madjdisova gave a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before the start of the 5K Saturday.

It was a red letter day for the Shelter Island School cross country teams as Kal Lewis, 15, and Joshua Green, 17, placed first and second respectively to win the top spots in their hometown 5K race Saturday. (more…)

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10/23/17 8:11am
BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

BEVRLEA WALZ PHOTO Kal Lewis, breaking the tape, and the record, at the Shelter Island 5K race Saturday.

Maybe Kal Lewis should run every race feeling a bit under the weather.

On Saturday, the 15-year-old Shelter Island High School sophomore woke up with a sore throat, and several hours later broke the record for his hometown’s 5K race. (more…)

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10/17/17 12:00pm
BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO Freshman Brandon Payano, left and sophomore Alberto Morales in the junior varsity race at Brown University. Brandon would take an impressive 5th place finish out of 190 runners.

BRYAN GALLAGHER PHOTO
Freshman Brandon Payano, left and sophomore Alberto Morales ahead of the pack in the junior varsity race at Brown University. Brandon would take an impressive 5th place finish out of 190 runners.

The morning of Saturday, October 14 was a scene familiar to some Islanders — the boys and girls cross country teams waiting in pre-dawn darkness at the North Ferry for the day’s first boat. A school bus came quickly down the hill, then halted to a stop several feet from the terminal. (more…)