COURTESY PHOTO | A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.
Shortly after the writers Nik Cohn and Michaela Muntean bought Harbor Inn from Jack and Beverly Cahill in 1985, they began renovations that were part home improvement and part archeology.
“Like a museum of the history of glue,” Ms. Muntean said about layers of linoleum stuck together with a white adhesive, used during the Depression and made with cow’s milk. The insulation was made of horsehair and newspapers. “The place had great vibes,” she said. “If it was full of ghosts, it was ghosts of a really good time.” (more…)
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Will this place be re-dubbed ShelHampton?
Who are we going to blame, now that most of the summer scapegoats are gone, for texting while jogging, cutting the ferry line, abandoning dog poop, screaming all day in the pool, walking three abreast down West Neck Road and annoying the hardware clerk formerly known as Mean Jean?
Codger is concerned that we will meet the offenders and find they are us. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Supervisor Jim Dougherty was pleased Tuesday as he and his Town Board colleagues listened to the auditor’s report of Shelter Island’s finances for 2014.
Auditors gave Shelter Island a thumbs-up for its management of money in 2014 with one troubling area that is already being addressed, according to Supervisor Jim Dougherty. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTOs The 1929 Brewster Fleet2 single engine bi-plane after it crashed at Klenawicus Airstrip Sunday afternoon.
George DeMar,83, of Westhampton Beach, the pilot of the bi-plane that crashed early Sunday afternoon at Klenawicus Airstrip, and his passenger, Susan Klenawicus, 52, of Shelter Island were both treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport and released yesterday, according to hospital spokesperson Eileen Solomon.
Jim Pugh, head of the Shelter Island Pilot’s Association, said weather conditions, plus an overloaded plane, caused the crash. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center property.
Two events happened in the past week, one that showed the courage of three Islanders acting bravely in a crisis to help someone in peril, and the other that left hope the Island will retain the specific character that we prize. (more…)