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08/16/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at the Shelter Island Fire Department's  Chicken Barbecue last year.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happiness at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue last year.

What! You haven’t purchased your tickets yet for the 54th Annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue?

You better hurry. This year, for the first time, only 2,000 tickets will be sold, according to barbecue committee chairman Brian Lechmanski. (more…)

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08/26/16 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Sir Francis Chichester embarked on a 228-day circumnavigation of the world leaving from Portsmouth, England, and becoming the first person to do so alone. He was later knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. (more…)

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08/18/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Just one of the many happy residents who attended the Shelter Island Fire Department's Chicken Barbecue last year

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Just one of the many happy residents at last year’s Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue.

Volunteer have been working at Fireman’s Field this week to set up a massive tent and cooking facilities for Saturday’s 53rd Annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue. (more…)

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10/12/15 3:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

COURTESY PHOTO | A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

Shortly after the writers Nik Cohn and Michaela Muntean bought Harbor Inn from Jack and Beverly Cahill in 1985, they began renovations that were part home improvement and part archeology.

“Like a museum of the history of glue,” Ms. Muntean said about layers of linoleum stuck together with a white adhesive, used during the Depression and made with cow’s milk. The insulation was made of horsehair and newspapers. “The place had great vibes,” she said. “If it was full of ghosts, it was ghosts of a really good time.” (more…)

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08/24/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

My intent
I’ve waited to comment on what some have said about me on these pages, largely because of two reasons: fear and common sense. Racism is a serious charge to leave unanswered, however, so I’m compelled to do a manual override of my defense systems. (more…)