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07/13/16 2:00pm
Dr. Vincent Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow, of New York City and Shelter Island, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of June 14, 2016. He was 78. (more…)

11/07/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Julie Lane

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Julie Lane

Has common sense disappeared or has my patience for foolishness waned?

I’m a political junkie and always have been. As I watch the comedy play out on the national stage, I can only celebrate that on the local level, we are blessed with many talented and caring people willing to give up time and energy to bring intelligence and thoughtfulness to the process of governing. (more…)

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10/19/15 2:00pm
Islander Kristina Martin-Majdisova winning the women's division of the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Saturday.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Islander Kristina Martin-Majdisova winning the women’s division of the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Saturday.

Jim Theinert was running with friends, including Annmarie Seddio at the beginning of Saturday’s Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, and then they were separated. But at about the 3-mile mark with a tenth of a mile to go along Shore Road, Ms. Seddio reappeared and said, “I’m stealing some of your energy.” (more…)

05/10/15 4:30pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Work began last week on the first offshore wind farm in the United States, off Block Island, 37 miles east of Shelter Island.

“It’s a small project but this is a big deal,” said Gordian Raacke, executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island. “Paraphrasing Neil Armstrong, this is one small step for offshore wind power but it could turn out to be a giant leap for America’s energy future.” (more…)

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05/08/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dickerson Creek, where it begins to flow into an endangered salt marsh.

Under a reef of cloud sailing slowly east, Dickerson Creek sparkles with May sunlight. The saltwater estuary streams out of the depths toward land, pooling in borders of peat, reeking pleasantly of salt and earth.

From the pools the current slowly continues over flooded mudflats. An egret, pure white, standing on stick legs in blue water, jerks forward, freezes — posing. Look closely and below the surface tiny creatures spring and dart from narrow burrows in the black mud. (more…)