11/14/18 2:00pm

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From left, Jason, Joshua and Toby Green.

Last week while sitting in STARs Café — where I have been like a piece of the furniture since retiring seven years ago — Mary Ellen Adipietro was proudly talking to the group about Joshua Green’s latest victory. (more…)

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09/25/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

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‘Doc’ Lechmanski to be honored Friday night on Southampton School District’s Wall of Distinction.

Islanders may not know him as “Doc,” but it’s a name Larry Lechmanski’s former Southampton students gave him many years ago for his abilities to fix what went wrong with anything mechanical. (more…)

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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…)