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03/07/18 10:00am

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One the issue of limited medical services on Shelter Island, Supervisor Gary Gerth said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that he has yet to speak with Dr. Peter Kelt. (more…)

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02/21/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the National Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the National Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

Just a few months after the Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge in South Ferry Hills was listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, it has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)

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12/19/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the New York State Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Just added to the New York State Register of Historic Places is Shelter Island’s Smith-Ransome Japanese Bridge.

The bridge arched gently over a narrow inlet flowing from a lagoon, mirrored in the water that was dappled with rain one morning this week.

Beyond the bridge the calm blue water of Smith Cove opened up under the sky. (more…)

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06/16/17 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The interior of Shelter Island’s Union Chapel.

A good rule of thumb is never to sit across the table from someone called “Honest John” when he’s dealing cards.

But John French, a 19th century builder who did extensive work in Brooklyn — including the Brooklyn Academy of Music — came by his nickname, well, honestly. He was known by his contemporaries for “mixing mortar with conscience,” according to an article in the Republican Watchman of 1876. (more…)

03/06/16 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Havens House, headquarters of the Shelter Island Historical Society on South Ferry Road.

I had tour of the Havens House last week. It is a fascinating place. Managed by the Shelter Island Historical Society, this 18th century building is home to Island artifacts spanning almost three centuries. (more…)