06/18/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.

It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)

Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)

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03/23/18 4:30pm

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As the hot August night wore on in the attic of the old house, she decided she couldn’t take it anymore.

It was growing more stifling by the minute and in the claustrophobic space made of rough boards, there was a squeaking sound of scurrying mice somewhere in the dark corners and moving across the floor. (more…)

06/17/17 11:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jules Feiffer (left) prior to a Q&A with Robert Lipsyte at the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon June 10 at The Pridwin.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Jules Feiffer (left) prior to a Q&A with Codger at the Shelter Island Public Library’s annual Book and Author Luncheon June 10 at The Pridwin.

With a flailing government in Washington, a furtive puppet in our congressional district and at least three first-time candidates announced for the upcoming Shelter Island elections, Codger tunes in a time when chaos seemed daunting but not overwhelming, when the barbarians were at the gates, not yet inside. (more…)

02/04/17 11:00am
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Interior of the Suffolk County Historical Society.

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Interior of the Suffolk County Historical Society.

“Civil Rights on Long Island” is a new book by Christopher Verga. And, kicking off his January 21 presentation at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, Mr. Verga said he “chose the project” because it involves something that has “fallen through the cracks.” (more…)