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Elisabeth Heimann with artist Melora Grifis.
On August 18, people came from all over the Hamptons and the North Fork to participate in the 9th annual Artists of Shelter Island (ArtSI) Open Studio Tour. Fourteen local painters, sculptors, potters, mixed media artists, and one woman who creates “works that show surprise,” opened their in-home studios to tour participants — sometimes serving watermelon and other snacks, always eager to talk about their lives and works.
The Reporter interviewed three artists about their respective mediums, messages, and relationships to Shelter Island.
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Alex Volpi, who broke the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League home run record this season while leading the Bucks into the post season.
On July 20, Shelter Island Bucks first baseman Alex Volpi hit his 14th home run of the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) season, breaking the league’s single-season record. But he wasn’t finished. The next day, Volpi set the HCBL career home run record with his 15th homer of the season. (more…)
PETER WALDNER CARTOON
From the mind and pen of Peter Waldner, the Reporter’s award-winning cartoonist.
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO The Greenport train station.
An effort to increase train service to the East End has come one step closer to fruition, State Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) announced in a press release Monday. (more…)
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This November, voters in the five East End towns will have the unique opportunity to vote on a ballot measure that could generate $20 million annually to reduce nitrogen in our waterways.
In one of the more no-brainer propositions you’ll ever see, each of the towns has added to its ballot an extension of the Community Preservation Fund, which, if approved, would also allow the towns, for the first time, to allocate up to 20 percent of the revenues generated by the 2 percent real estate transfer tax toward water quality initiatives. (more…)