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The championship Shelter Island School cross country teams. Front row, from left, Abigail Kotula, Lily Garrison, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lindsey Gallagher and Justine Karen. Back row, form left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Coach Bryan Knipfing and Coach Jason Green.
For the second year in a row, both the boys and girls Shelter Island School’s cross country teams captured the Class D County and League 8 Championship titles. Hearty congratulations to all the members of the teams for another season of hard work and continuing success. (more…)
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Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.
For Keith Clark, a carpenter and fisherman who has spent most of his life on Shelter Island, autumn reminds him that life here has changed since he was working the waters in his 20s.
The first Monday in November — this coming Monday — is opening day in state waters for scalloping. But since water pollution and its symptoms, algal blooms and dead eel grass, killed off much of the scallop population, some years are terrible, some are just O.K., but none rival the hauls of 40 years ago.
“I’ll try to go out opening day,” Keith said. “I’ve got to go look. You never know until you throw a dredge overboard.” (more…)
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Town Engineer John Cronin.
About 5 percent of what’s going directly into the aquifer every day is sewage.
That’s the word from Town Engineer John Cronin, who went before Tuesday’s Town Board work session to stress greater efforts to replace aged septic and cesspool systems with newly develop technology. (more…)
The Shelter Island School girls and boys varsity cross county team. Front row from left: Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lily Garrison, Caitlin Binder, Abigail Kotula, Isabella Sherman, Lindsey Gallagher, Lauren Gurney, Francesca Frasco and Emma Gallagher. Back row from left: Brandon Payano, Walter Richards, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Joshua Green, Kal Lewis, Tyler Gulluscio and Jonas Kinsey. Not pictured: Justine Karen, Will Garrison, Darien Hunter, Roi Carbajal, Domingo Gil Jr. and Pacey Cronin.
Another school year is under way and the Shelter Island School varsity boys and girls cross country teams are back and ready to run. After last season’s successes, with both teams earning both league and Class D county titles, this season couldn’t happen soon enough for the athletes. (more…)
JANINE MAHONEY PHOTO | Seniors Julia Labrozzi and Olivia Yeaman jot messages of positvity on apple-shaped sticky notes.
Last Tuesday, the night before the first day of school on Shelter Island, a group of eight seniors entered the darkened school building.
They were on a mission. (more…)