08/12/17 3:00pm
GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR PHOTO

There have been visits by U.S. presidents to Suffolk County through the years, starting with the first, George Washington, who stayed at Sagtikos Manor in 1790. In recent decades, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were here.

But no appearance of a president in Suffolk came close to sparking controversy here and around the nation as Donald Trump’s visit two weeks ago. (more…)

02/04/17 11:00am
NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Interior of the Suffolk County Historical Society.

NICOLE SMITH PHOTO Interior of the Suffolk County Historical Society.

“Civil Rights on Long Island” is a new book by Christopher Verga. And, kicking off his January 21 presentation at the Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, Mr. Verga said he “chose the project” because it involves something that has “fallen through the cracks.” (more…)

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01/18/17 4:30pm
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER Lindsey Gallagher winning the 300-meter dash at an indoor track meet in Brentwood January 4, setting a Shelter Island School record.

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Lindsey Gallagher winning the 300-meter dash at an indoor track meet in Brentwood January 4, setting a Shelter Island School record.

The Shelter Island School boys and girls winter track teams recently competed at meets at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

On January 4, junior Lindsey Gallagher, junior Hayley Lowell-Liszanckie and freshman Emma Gallagher were first to race in the 300-meter dash. Lindsey Gallagher set a school record (“SR”) with a time of 43.83 and Emma Gallagher and Hayley Lowell-Liszanckie improved as well, setting new personal records (“PR”) with times of 46.53 and 64.75, respectively. (more…)

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12/13/16 10:02am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO  The Shelter Island School girls winter track team with the baton after establishing the school record in the 4 x 200 meter relay. From left, Hayley Lowell-Liszanckie, Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Lindsey Gallagher and Lauren Gurney.

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The Shelter Island School girls winter track team with the baton after establishing the school record in the 4 x 200 meter relay. From left, Hayley Lowell-Liszanckie, Francesca Frasco, Emma Gallagher, Lindsey Gallagher and Lauren Gurney.

Four weeks into the season and so far all the athletes on the Shelter Island varsity winter track boys and girls teams are making good progress at practice while braving the elements outdoors.

The season kicked off with practices starting in mid-November and the first competitions began the first week of December at Suffolk County Community College’s Brentwood campus. (more…)