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BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Father Peter at the annaul Old Timers game last summer.

Father Peter DeSanctis at the annual Old Timers softball game last summer.

As I learn more about senior citizen affairs here on this Island, I see how big a role the different churches play in watching out for seniors’ welfare.

And it appears to be done in a very ecumenical spirit with good works being given to all Islanders regardless of religious affiliation. So I decided to speak with the rectors of the Island’s large churches to see what I could learn.   (more…)

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Philip Mancine of Shelter Island died at Stony Brook University Hospital on August 17, 2015. He was 58 years old.

Phil was born on February 27, 1957 in the Bronx. He graduated from high school and attended continuing education classes at Hyde Park Culinary School while working his way up in the restaurant industry. He worked as a chef on Fire Island, St. Thomas, Vail, Colorado and Vermont where he made many friends. (more…)