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05/17/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.

A plan to create more one-hour parking spaces for Bridge Street businesses was met with approval by four Town Board members, skepticism from one and outright dismissal from a member of the audience.

Angelo Piccozzi, representing his family’s businesses on Bridge Street along with six others who petitioned the board to approve the new spaces, presented the idea at the Tuesday work session. Mr. Piccozzi outlined a plan that would create six one-hour parking spaces on the east side of Route 114 as it curves up the hill across from the gas station. (more…)

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05/05/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A joke?
To the Editor:
Supervisor Dougherty recently spoke at an event hosted by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (“Supe sees septic as top issue,” April 27). It was reportedly attended by more than 100 people, including high school students.

During his speech, he told a “joke” that featured bestiality, a woman attacked and raped, or as Mr. Dougherty put it, “ravished.” The punch line was the woman being asked if it hurt. “Yes,” she said, “he, [the rapist] never calls.” (more…)

07/05/15 11:00am
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Coach Mark Foard, left, and Coach Ian Weslek with their Little League team.

When I was a young boy I played Little League baseball.

In my last year of playing, I was 12 years old. My position was either pitcher or third basemen for the Long Branch Badgers in New Jersey. My coach was Patrick Hughes, a 19-year-old kid but to a 12-year-old he seemed like he was 50. I now reminisce how he adored us and became a real friend and supporter of all the boys on the team. (more…)

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05/13/14 8:00am
CINDY BELT PHOTO | The coaches and seniors gather after winding up Shelter Island’s winning season on May 9. From left, Coach Darrin Binder, son Charlie, Spencer Gibbs, Matt BeltCappellino and Coach Peter Miedema.

CINDY BELT PHOTO | The coaches and seniors gather after winding up Shelter Island’s winning season on May 9. From left, Coach Darrin Binder, son Charlie, Spencer Gibbs, Matt BeltCappellino and Coach Peter Miedema.

The Shelter Island boys JV baseball team finished the 2014 season playing the Ross School Cosmos on their home field on May 9.

The Island faithful broke out the lawn chairs and was lined up on the first base line at Fiske Field for the start of the game. It was a warm day and great weather for a spring baseball game. The Island boys ended the season on a winning note in a high scoring back-and-forth 14-11 victory. (more…)