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12/23/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Gathering meets to support our bays.

COURTESY PHOTO Gathering  to support our bays.

The Great Peconic Race that brought all sorts of paddlers here to compete in a 19.5-mile circumnavigation of Shelter Island in September has raised $25,000 to benefit the Cornell Cooperative Marine Program (CCMP). (more…)

11/27/16 11:24am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A turkey ( we think) st to race into the bay from Crescent Beach Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A turkey (or is it David Chamberlain gone wild?) set to race into the bay Saturday.

More than 150 brave (unbalanced?) people of all ages raced into the frigid waters of Peconic Bay Saturday, cheered on by as many friends and family members.

The 7th annual Turkey Plunge, a joyous Island tradition on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving Day weekend, is a benefit for the Friends of the Shelter Island Library. More than $15,000 was raised to fund projects not covered by the library’s budget. (more…)

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10/24/16 2:00pm

 

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Greenport resident Christian McShea speaks during a village meeting on October 20.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Greenport resident Christian McShea speaks during a village meeting on October 20.

Negotiations between PSEG and Greenport Village over a proposed underwater cable project on Fifth Street haven’t moved any further along since a public forum last month between the power company and village residents, said Greenport Village Mayor George Hubbard Jr. (more…)

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09/20/16 10:00am
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting Thursday night about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO A Greenport resident speaks at the Greenport Village Board meeting September 15  about the proposed electrical cable project to the Island.

Upset by a PSEG proposal to extend an underground electrical cable to Shelter Island Heights from a residential village street, Greenport residents took their protests to Village Board members on September 15.

They called the plan poorly researched, dangerous and unfair, and said both the village and residents would be forced to deal with loud construction noises and electrical wires running under their street. (more…)

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09/12/16 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO And they’re off! Stand up paddleboarders begin their race around Shelter Island from Wades Beach Saturday morning.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO
And they’re off! Stand up paddleboarders begin their race around Shelter Island from Wades Beach Saturday morning.

With a smile as wide as Peconic Bay, Julieta Gismondi dug into the last few feet of water with her paddle toward Wades Beach Saturday. She was moments away from claiming the women’s standup paddleboard (SUP) championship in the third annual Great Peconic Race. (more…)