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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…)

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09/30/16 10:00am
DEBBIE WEAVER PHOTO A false albacore, landed by our columnist, right before being released to the deep.

DEBBIE WEAVER PHOTO
A false albacore, landed by our columnist, right before being released to the deep.

All the signs of fall are present, with the foliage starting to don autumn colors and the trips off-Island are becoming easy as the summer hordes fade from the roads and the migratory fish are starting to seriously feed.

The negative of this dreamy scenario is the number of light tackle fishing boats suddenly appearing off Montauk and other inshore fishing hotspots. Boats from several states are launching skiffs locally and most of the public boat launching sites are crowded. When you get out on the water and the fish suddenly appear you better hang on because it’s “Bumper Boat” time! (more…)