09/22/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

Cur is ailing.

The canine cardiologist has confirmed the vet’s diagnoses of pulmonary hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may be slowed but can’t be reversed or cured. Cur may have a year. (more…)

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07/28/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Gary Gerth at home on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Gary Gerth at home on Shelter Island.

On a quiet evening a few years after he moved to Shelter Island, Gary Gerth’s phone rang. The caller, who identified himself as Leon, had misdialed. This was in the days before apps, when people made a local phone call to a friend to find out the weather, but Leon got Gary instead, so Gary stuck his head out to check the cloud cover, came back to report, and 45 minutes of conversation later he asked Leon his last name.

“Uris.”

“Leon Uris? You wrote ‘Exodus!’”

“I know. I did!” (more…)

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06/28/17 8:00am
Reel Point

Reel Point

As a March storm lashed Shelter Island with wind-driven rain, John Needham noted an ominous sight — water lapping at his shop door at Coecles Harbor Marina.

Mr. Needham, who has spent almost his whole working life on the harbor, had an immediate thought; “It’s in all of our interests that protection is maintained.”

He was speaking about Reel Point — that spit of land jutting from the southern tip of Big Ram Island, a natural barrier that once guarded Coecles Harbor and the homes and businesses that line its shore from high seas and destructive storms. (more…)

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08/31/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard Hogan owner and developer of the development of St. Gabriel’s property.

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Richard Hogan, owner and developer of the development of St. Gabriel’s property.

As expected, the Zoning Board of Appeals last week broke a logjam in the process holding up the housing development on the former St. Gabriel’s land, allowing for the construction of two community buildings. (more…)

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08/12/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Attorney Albert D’Agostino, representing neighbors objecting to a proposed community housing structure, was cut short Tuesday night by Planning Board member John D’Amato.

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Attorney Albert D’Agostino, representing neighbors objecting to a proposed community housing structure, was cut short Tuesday night by Planning Board member John D’Amato.

An attorney representing residents who object to a proposed community housing application faced hostility from one member of the Planning Board Tuesday night. (more…)