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02/06/17 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO One of two platforms atop locust tree trunks fashioned by Highway Department employees as osprey nesting places at Shell Beach.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTOS One of two platforms atop locust tree trunks fashioned by Highway Department employees as osprey nesting places set up at Shell Beach last week.

Highway Department employees have created a special homecoming for some part-time Islanders.

Two platforms on tall poles were set up last week so ospreys will have new accommodations for 2017. (more…)

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01/13/17 4:30pm
BEN SMITH PHOTO

BEN SMITH PHOTO

We all know how long it takes to drive across Shelter Island from north to south on Route 114. Some of us know there are 21.5 miles of trails meandering in and around Mashomack Preserve.

But have you ever wondered how big Shelter Island really is?

Glenn Waddington certainly did, and it’s a question that he puzzled over for quite some time. (more…)

07/09/16 3:00pm
SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO Earth medicine in the author’s garden. Harvest of bee balm, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, basil and lavender.

SARAH SHEPHERD PHOTO Earth medicine in the author’s garden. Harvest of bee balm, butterfly weed, black-eyed Susan, basil and lavender.

Being in my garden is ritual. Witnessing the daily changes and needs that it has reminds me of the relationship that we are in. Planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting are all done with rhythmic intentions that make me proud to be an herbalist and gardener. (more…)

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08/28/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
One osprey nest fell but remained intact during an August 1965 storm, while another nest was blown apart by the high wants and rain.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a law to penalize burning of draft cards that could carry up to a five-year jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

The Beatles visited Elvis Presley at his Bel-Air home, although, at the band’s request, there were no pictures taken or recordings made. (more…)