05/18/18 4:30pm
CHAIRYT ROBEY PHOTO A bluebird nest with three eggs.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO A bluebird nest with three eggs.

Twice this spring I’ve sprayed myself with Deep Woods Off, tucked my pants into my socks and with fellow volunteers climbed into the cab of a pickup that smelled like wildlife and looked like the Recycling Center’s paper bin, to check on the Island’s bluebird population. (more…)

02/17/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

Cur slipped away on a Saturday morning three weeks ago. Codger and Crone were with him, murmuring, stroking him, weeping. He was more than 14 years old and very sick.

Codger and Crone are not routinely sentimental, but there has been much talk since about rainbow bridges and other beloved dogs waiting for Cur on the other side. Codger’s father, Coot, who never met Cur, is there with treats. (more…)

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02/05/18 12:00pm

Shelter Island police and Suffolk County District Attorney’s office officials are continuing their investigation to determine who is responsible for clearing trees, apparently with a chain saw, in a wooded area accessible from Menhaden Lane.

The damage was discovered by resident Jean Lawless walking her dog in the area and she reported it to Shelter Island Police in late January.

Representatives from the Suffolk County Parks Department were called in to inspect the site and subsequently involved the District Attorney in the investigation that is ongoing.

This aerial view was shot by Island resident Hally Dinkel.

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01/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane lead to a Shelter Island Police investigation aided by the Suffolk County Department of Parks.

Shelter Island Police have called on the Suffolk County Parks Department to inspect an area off Menhaden Lane where dozens of trees have been cut, apparently with a chain saw. (more…)