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07/25/18 10:00am
STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19.

STRINGER NEWS PHOTO Shelter Island Police Department officers on Oak Tree Lane in Silver Beach March 19.

While the Suffolk County Police Department has been tight lipped about the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Reverend Canon Paul Wancura, who died from injuries in April, Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read told members of the Silver Beach Association recently that this is “not a cold case.” (more…)

07/16/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

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Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at a memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura in April.

This is the first in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.

Every Sunday, members of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church community gather to sing, pray, catch up with each other and hear the pastor, Father Charles McCarron, reconcile Jesus’s teachings with modern life on the Island — a uniquely Episcopalian approach to faith that he calls “the middle way,” where “newness is held in tension with tradition.” (more…)

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05/11/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

JULIE LANE PHOTOS Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

The investigation into dozens of illegally cut trees on both sides of Menhaden Lane is continuing, according to Supervisor Gary Gerth.

He announced that Suffolk Country officials are continuing to investigate the devastation done to cedar, cherry, locust and other trees on land owned by the county, but through which the town maintains access. (more…)

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05/04/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

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Father Charles McCarron, pastor of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, speaking at Monday’s memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura.

The lilting sound of a single flute filled a nearly empty St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Evening light from stained glass windows fell on polished wooden pews a half hour before the Monday evening memorial service for Reverend Canon Paul Wancura. (more…)

04/26/18 2:00pm
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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Guests in the derby attire at the 2016 Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the Shelter Island Historical Society.

AND THEY’RE OFF!

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Havens Barn is Saturday, May 5. The Derby party is a thank you event for Historical Society members. Annual membership begins at $50. To join the SIHS, visit shelterislandhistorical.org or call (631) 749-0025. (more…)