10/02/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

With no fanfare and no advance notice, Schmidt’s Market has left Shelter Island. Cars continued to pull up to the market Monday morning to be greeted by a locked door and a sign that read: “Store Closed. Thanks for your patronage!! When ‘off Island’ visit us in North Sea or Southampton!!’” (more…)

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08/22/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Michael Ballad outside Shelter Island Justice Court during his trial where he opted to defend himself.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Michael Ballard outside Shelter Island Justice Court during his trial where he opted to defend himself.

Michael Ballard of Sag Harbor — convicted in September 2016 in Shelter Island Justice Court of aggravated driving while intoxicated; driving while intoxicated as a first offense; and license plate, insurance and registration violations — was sentenced by Judge Helen Rosenblum Monday to one month in prison and three years of probation. (more…)