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01/26/18 4:30pm

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They are a mystery in so many ways. Who were they? Where did they come from? What was the nature of their spoken language? Who were their ancestors?

The people who came to what would become Long Island some 10,000 to 13,000 years ago, as the 300-foot-high wall of ice retreated north, have names given them by archeologists and anthropologists who have plumbed their secrets. They are the Paleo Indians. Or the Clovis people. (more…)

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01/22/18 4:30pm
ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Lauren Gurney waiting for the gun to kick off the 4 by 200 relay for the girls winter track team.

ISABELLA SHERMAN PHOTO Lauren Gurney waiting for the gun to kick off the 4 by 200 relay for the girls winter track team.

The weather has finally warmed up and so has the action on the indoor track with only a week to the county championships followed soon after by the State Qualifiers that decides who goes to the State championships. (more…)

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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…)