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12/03/14 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Ashley Harrington of the Riverhead Foundation holds a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle found near Wade’s Beach on December 2 as her colleague calls in further information to the stranding network.

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Ashley Harrington of the Riverhead Foundation holds a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle found near Wade’s Beach on December 2 as her colleague calls in further information to the stranding network.

Over the past three weeks three different sea turtles were stranded on the shores of Shelter Island.

They were brought to Mashomack Preserve and passed along to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for recovery or animal autopsies. (more…)

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11/26/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit, which James and Linda Eklund sold for $3.35 million along with an unidentified amount of an extra payment for the good will of the business this fall, was purchased for $100,000 by a finance company in a foreclosure sale in 1994 to be resold to the couple that ran it for the past 20 years.

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The Chequit, which James and Linda Eklund sold for $3.35 million along with an unidentified amount of an extra payment for the good will of the business this fall, was purchased for $100,000 by a finance company in a foreclosure sale in 1994 to be resold to the couple that ran it for the past 20 years.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Willie Nelson debuted at the Grand Ole’ Opry. (more…)

11/18/14 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

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Ninth grader Francesca Frasco working on a Science Fair project in teacher Daniel Williams’ laboratory after school hours as she prepares for the 50th annual event to be held at the school December 5. At rear is ninth grader Emily Strauss working on her Science Fair project.

Francesca Frasco, 14, is exploring estrogen mimics — artificial hormones that can affect our bodies.

Like any good scientist, the Shelter Island School freshman chose the topic because she wanted to break new ground. No one in the 50 year history of the school’s Science Fair has explored her subject.

“I thought it would be cool,” she said about the project she’s calling “Flies and Guys.”
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10/06/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School taking water samples for a study of the the Peconic Estuary last week.

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Budding scientist Melissa Frasco, 15, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, taking water samples last week in Mashomack for a study of the  Peconic Estuary.

Just how healthy is the Peconic Estuary?

That’s what close to 20 Shelter Island students set out to discover last week. Ranging in age from 12 to 18, they don’t yet have answers since their data will be compared with that of students from other districts involved in the “Day in the Life of Peconic Estuary” program. (more…)