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09/07/18 12:00pm

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Alexander J. Budd
Alexander J. Budd of Shelter Island died on Friday, August 31, 2018. He was 97 years old.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on September 4 at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church on Shelter Island, officiated by Father Peter DeSanctis.

Interment followed at Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Cemetery. (more…)

07/06/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

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Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

I have been reflecting on Kal Lewis, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, who twice this spring ran 4:15 for 1,600 meters and then won the New York State D-2 1,600 meter title.

Kal has taken 24 seconds off the previous school record  of 4:39.6 set by Ian Thomson 20 years ago —five years before Kal was born. His 4:15 is the single greatest track run ever by a Shelter Island runner. (more…)

06/25/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The 2018 Class of Shelter Island High School celebrating their graduation on a damp but joyous Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The 2018 Class of Shelter Island High School celebrating their graduation on a damp but joyous Saturday.

Rain and dampness pushed the Shelter Island graduation inside the gymnasium Saturday.

Keeping with a watery motif of the day, the tears of several graduates moved families, friends and school staff members to standing ovations for both the class valedictorian and salutatorian. (more…)

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06/24/18 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.

For 39 years, professional athletes from all over the country and the world have traveled to Shelter Island to participate in the annual 10K race. But that’s never stopped year-round and summer residents from giving them a run for their money.

Perhaps their most formidable competition comes from the ranks of Shelter Island High School’s (SIHS) cross-country and track teams, which regularly place in the top 10 at New York State championships and sends runners to compete for some of the nation’s top colleges. (more…)

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05/30/18 2:00pm
A healthy — in more than one way— crowd of all ages participated in a group walk May 25.

A healthy — in every way— crowd of all ages participated in a group walk May 25.

On May 25, the Shelter Island School completed its second annual “A Walk Across America” challenge. Students, teachers, parents, grandparents and school board members were welcome to participate in a five-day event to promote fitness and school spirit, walking laps around the school track and combining the miles covered to attain a goal. (more…)