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02/14/16 10:37am
DANIEL De MATO PHOTO Billy Boekeln soaring for a jumper in Shelter Island’s 80-53 loss to Bridgehampton in the Class D championship game Saturday in Selden.

DANIEL De MATO PHOTO Billy Boeklen soaring for a jumper in Shelter Island’s 80-53 loss to Bridgehampton in the Class D championship game Saturday in Selden.

Although the Shelter Island’s boys varsity basketball team’s season came to an abrupt halt, the memories will last for a lifetime. (more…)

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02/01/16 10:02am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Billy Boeklen going strong to the basket with the left hand in Shelter Island’s one point victory over Stony Brook Saturday night.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |  Billy Boeklen going strong to the basket with the left hand in Shelter Island’s one point victory over Stony Brook Saturday night.

On Saturday January 30, the Shelter Island boys varsity basketball team had their home gym rocking before, during and after a 54-53 barn-burner win over the previously undefeated Stony Brook Bears.

This was the second home game in a row the varsity boys came away with a thrilling, 1- point victory. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Islanders. (more…)

09/26/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Surf’s up. Dave Hamilton heading out in — what else? — one of his Jeeps.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Surf’s up. Dave Hamilton heading out in — what else? — one of his Jeeps.

Each week I find myself thinking: I need a story this week. And I only have a couple of days to deadline. Somehow, something always seems to pop up.

This week was no exception. I was having coffee at Stars Café and started talking to Dave Hamilton. The more we spoke, the more fascinating his life seemed to be. Until then, I didn’t know much about Dave except the fact that my son bought a Jeep from him. It’s an understatement to say Dave has a passion for Jeeps. In fact, he enjoys them so much he makes his living from them. Dave buys, sells and works only on Jeeps. (more…)

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11/11/14 4:30pm
Courtesy PHOTO |  Shelter Island volleyball team jerseys set out before the southeastern regional match Saturday in Brentwood. Coach Cindy Belt wrote: “The jerseys were lined up on chairs during warmups. I like the statement it makes — "We are here to play."

COURTESY PHOTO | Shelter Island volleyball team jerseys set out before the southeastern regional match Saturday in Brentwood. Coach Cindy Belt wrote: “The jerseys were lined up on chairs during warmups. I like the statement it makes — “We are here to play.”

Both Shelter Island and Haldane entered the Southeastern New York regional volleyball championship match on November 8 with statements to make. (more…)

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11/04/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Eleven heaven. The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs celebrating the school’s eleventh consecutive title after defeating rival Stony Brook Monday.

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Eleven heaven. The 2014 Suffolk County Class D Volleyball champs celebrating the school’s eleventh consecutive title after defeating rival Stony Brook Monday.

“Is that an ambulance?” “I think it’s a fire truck.” “Do you think someone is hurt?”

No, it was the Shelter Island Fire Department waiting at North Ferry on Monday, November 3 to give the championship Shelter Island girls’ volleyball team an escort home. (more…)