10/28/17 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO

KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO

“On a clear day, you can see the future,” is the heading of a full-page Citibank ad that’s been running in major magazines featuring a color photo of the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

Two weeks ago I visited this facility, which is 37 miles east of Shelter Island off Block Island. The trip was organized by its builder, Deepwater Wind, and Renewable Energy Long Island, a group that has long urged the utilization of the wind that blows off our shores. (more…)

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01/17/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Emma Martinex sets the ball with Frances Regan (16) and Lydia Shepherd (22) in the home match against East Moriches.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Emma Martinez Madjisova sets the ball with Frances Regan (16) and Lydia Shepherd (22) in the home match against East Moriches.

As the junior high early winter sports season draws to a close, it’s a pleasure to see the young athletes getting comfortable on the court.

JH girls volleyball Coach Brian Becker said, “Things are starting to click and the girls have come a long way since the start of the season —if we look back to start of season when we were happy to just hit the ball. Now we are actively working on getting three hits.” (more…)

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12/19/16 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Junior high athletics are all about learning the basics of the sport, improving skills and having fun. Games are played giving equal playing time to all athletes.

As girls and boys begin to physically mature and are exposed to playing a sport daily, their skills increase, sometimes dramatically, even over a fairly short 10-week season. (more…)

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11/11/16 8:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO A teacher and her student remember Veterans Day with a letter to the editor.

Students honor veterans
To the Editor:
As well as being the K-12 art teacher at the Shelter Island School, I have the privilege of teaching 6th through 8th graders their state-mandated course on home and careers.

We frequently enjoy many sewing projects, and, of course, the students love to cook. At this time of year, I ask the students to pause their activities and write a thank you note to a veteran. (more…)