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09/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)

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05/26/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The selection of Reed Karen to replace bill Banks as Shelter Island's building inspector will be voted on at the June 3 Town Board meeting.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The selection of Reed Karen to replace bill Banks as Shelter Island’s building inspector will be voted on at the June 3 Town Board meeting.

When Bill Banks steps down as building inspector on June 17 after 21 years on the job, a new face in town government will take his place. (more…)

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05/18/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

From Charles and Barbara Olton’s house on the northern tip of Shelter Island, the sweeping view takes in Gardiners Bay to Orient. But when Charles gazes out, he also sees across several centuries.

The 18th century, to be exact, when the British fleet en route to attack New York in 1776, lay becalmed off Hay Beach Point, keeping their horses alive with hay harvested just below his living room windows. (more…)