03/10/17 4:16pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Eagle have been spotted in Mashomack.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO This bald eagle was spotted in Mashomack.

In the quietest moment of every Shelter Island winter, Mashomack Preserve allows about 20 people to explore the windswept beach, old farm fields and briar-choked forest of the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge. This year, I got to go along, as happy as if I’d scored tickets to “Hamilton.” The music — mainly birdsong — was just as good. (more…)

03/02/17 10:00am




Ferry Writers, 5 p.m., Shelter Island Library. Advance registration requested. Email Jocelyn Ozolins at [email protected] or call (631) 749-0042 to register. (more…)

03/01/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jennifr Diblasi and Peter Purpura of Levittown enjoyed their trek to Mashomack Point.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jennifer Diblasi and Peter Purpura of Levittown who enjoyed their unseasonably warm weather trek to Mashomack Point on February 25.

A group of 20 intrepid hikers hopped in the back of Mashomack’s trucks on Saturday, February 25 for a ride to Mashomack Point, aka the Katherine Ordway Wildlife Refuge. In 1980, Ms. Ordway donated $3 million toward The Nature Conservancy’s purchase of Mashomack. (more…)

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02/28/17 2:00pm
Dennis L. Coyle

Dennis L. Coyle

Dennis L. Coyle
Dennis L. Coyle, 80, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2017. He and his wife, Else, own a home on Shelter Island with a beautiful hedge that resembles the waves of the ocean.

Dennis was known by many locals as “the fisherman in the white Ford Mustang convertible.” He could be seen driving his convertible to his favorite fishing spots at Menhaden Lane and Kissing Rock with a fishing pole sticking out from the back seat. Dennis always had his 5-gallon bucket ready to be filled with a striper, fluke or cocktail blue fish. (more…)