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01/12/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Susan Cincotta in her Shelter Island home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Susan Cincotta in her Shelter Island home.

Susan Cincotta came to Shelter Island from New York City in the 1980s, pretty, adept at putting on accents, fresh from the roles of waitress and starving actor. She did not wear blue jeans. (more…)

01/01/15 8:00am

 

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO| The Shelter Island School Orchestra

Though the musicians of the Perlman Music Program are currently at their winter residence in Sarasota, Florida, the sound of orchestral strings can be heard for the first time at the Shelter Island School. High school students Julia Labrozzi (viola), Olivia Yeaman (cello), Sydney Clark (violin) and Will Garrison are the members of the quartet; Will is even playing his older brother Kirby’s violin. (more…)

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12/31/14 12:20pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The town gave a special proclamation to Christine Gross for her decades of service at the final Town board meeting of 2014 on Tuesday. From left, Police Chief Jim Read, Ms. Gross and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The town gave a special proclamation to Christine Gross for her decades of service at the final Town Board meeting of 2014 on Tuesday. From left, Police Chief Jim Read, Ms. Gross and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

At the final Town Board meeting of the 2014on Tuesday, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said he and his colleagues had a “bittersweet chore” to perform. (more…)

12/23/14 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Flower girl Makayla Cronin with mom Susan presents a gift to Chrissy Gross on her last day after 31 years as the Shelter Island School’s crossing guard.

What hasn’t changed for more than three decades on Shelter Island but now has come to an end?

It’s no secret to parents, many of whom accompany their children to school. Their sons and daughters, over almost two generations, have become what Rachel Brigham calls “Chrissy crossers.” (more…)

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12/22/14 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Jacki Dunning outside the Shelter Island School where she welcomes new families every year.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jacki Dunning outside the Shelter Island School where she welcomes new families every year.

When Jacki Dunning sits down on Christmas Day, with upwards of 30 family members for a daylong feast, weed soup will highlight the menu.

Really. (more…)