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02/04/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO |  Artist’s rendering of a new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

With the help of Town Attorney Laury Dowd, a seemingly  Catch-22 situation for the Shelter Island Historical Society building project is on its way to getting untangled. (more…)

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12/18/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Shelter Island Historical Society Executive Director Nanette Breiner Lawrenson at Havens House this week.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Shelter Island Historical Society Executive Director Nanette Breiner Lawrenson at Havens House this week.

One of the pleasures of life for Nanette Breiner Lawrenson, executive director of the Shelter Island Historical Society, is to ride by the Ram Island Road property where her family spent summers starting in 1956. When she makes the turn onto Cartwright Road, the sight of the steep downhill ahead triggers a childhood memory.

“I remember flying down on my bicycle to get to Coecles Harbor. No helmet, no shoes,” she said. “My dad’s boat was there and I was going to see him.” (more…)

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12/08/15 4:30pm
REPORTER PHOTO | Shelter Island’s colonial past comes alive in Patricia and Edward Shillingburg’s ‘Six Lives,’ and its companion volume, ‘Nine Lives.’

REPORTER PHOTO | Shelter Island’s colonial past comes alive in Patricia and Edward Shillingburg’s ‘Six Lives,’ and its companion volume, ‘Nine Lives.’

Sometimes a delicious snack is preferable to a full meal.

That’s something Patricia and Edward Shillingburg knew when they released their three volumes of “Dering Letters” early this year. (more…)

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12/02/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO | Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

A late November letter to Shelter Island Historical Society members reports the Society has about 90 percent of the $1.7 million it needs for construction of a new archival vault and research center. (more…)