11/21/18 8:00am

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Thanksgiving Shelter Island style: scallops and Brussels sprouts.

If pilgrims and Native Americans actually had a feast of Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they probably ate bay scallops, and probably did not eat turkey. Certainly, the Butterball had not yet been invented.

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11/06/18 12:00pm

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Cynthia Lennon was granted a divorce from John Lennon after she returned home to find that Yoko Ono had moved into the couple’s home.

The United States launched Pioneer 9, a satellite designed to orbit the sun as a robotic interplanetary weatherman looking for solar radiation storms hazardous to moon-bound astronauts.

Actress Parker Posey, known as the Queen of Indies, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her career has included roles in the film “You’ve Got Mail” and on television in “Will and Grace,” “Boston Legal” and “Parks and Recreation.”

Comedian Tracy Morgan was born in the Bronx.

Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress where she served seven terms and in 1972 was the first black candidate to seek a major party nomination for president on the Democratic ticket.

And on Shelter Island  . . .

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06/16/18 8:00am
COURTESY ART

COURTESY ART

From the breathtaking views of the Island, to the chance to watch elite runners in action, the 39th annual running today of the Shelter Island 10K/5K Run/Walk is ticketed to be a memorable event.

The Island’s signature sporting event highlights a strong field of athletes, including runners who have competed on the world’s stage. While a select few run with the intent of winning and capturing prize money, the majority of the field will simply be pleased to cross the finish line at Fiske Field. (more…)

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04/25/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO  Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs Sr. led the raid to attack the British in Sag Harbor. Photo caption


COURTESY PHOTO  Colonel Return Jonathan Meigs Sr. led the raid to attack the British in Sag Harbor.

On the morning of May 23, 1777, 170 soldiers from several regiments of the American Continental Army crossed Long Island Sound from Guilford, Connecticut, in 13 whaleboats.

By approximately 6 p.m., they were on the beach at the north end of Hashamomuck Pond, what today is Southold’s Town Beach. They portaged their whaleboats over the beach and slipped into the pond, then rowed its length to the point where it empties into Peconic Bay and passed Shelter Island. (more…)

10/06/17 12:00pm
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at Coecles harbor one morning this week.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn at Coecles harbor one morning this week.

We live in a cynical age, one flooded with distractions of our own making and by blowhards in Washington manipulating, yes, cynically, what we’re paying attention to and what we’re not.

October on Shelter Island comes upon us quietly every year, an agreeable distraction at first, but then we realize it has become more than simply a shift in the weather. (more…)