05/19/18 3:00pm
MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO
Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

On May 12 in Hampton Bays, as a cold rain fell on a large crowd of the broken-hearted, speaker after speaker told deeply personal stories about how the opioid epidemic that is sweeping America has changed their lives forever. (more…)

10/18/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Townsend ‘Towny’ Montant received a plaque from Race Director Mary Ellen Adipietro at the 2016 5K for sponsoring the largest group of runners, outdistancing the perennial winners from Eastern Long Island Hospital. In the background in Dr. Frank Adipietro, the ‘voice’ of the Island’s 5K event.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Townsend ‘Towny’ Montant received a plaque from Race Director Mary Ellen Adipietro at the 2016 5K for sponsoring the largest group of runners, outdistancing the perennial winners from Eastern Long Island Hospital. In the background in Dr. Frank Adipietro, the ‘voice’ of the Island’s 5K event.

When participants step off in the Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk Saturday, it will be with the excitement and camaraderie that always marks this event. But it will also be with special memories of those who have succumbed to cancer. (more…)