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11/07/17 8:00am
Seeking your support Candidates for Supervisor and Town Board seats, clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

PETER WALDER ILLUSTRATION Seeking your support are candidates for supervisor and Town Board seats, clockwise from lower left, Albert Dickson, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Gary Gerth, Marcus Kaasik and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

Shelter Islanders go to the polls today to elect a supervisor and fill two seats on the Town Board. (more…)

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10/13/17 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Tom Hashagen is never far from a stringed instrument, or a kitchen.

In 1979 an itinerant guitar-playing chef named Tom Hashagen decided to quit his rambling ways, move to Shelter Island, and stay for good. (more…)

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11/30/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Fire Commissioner Larry Lechmanski

While the application for a new cell tower at the Manhanset firehouse on Cobbets Lane now goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a special permit and area variances, a new situation has arisen that may require replacing a 65-foot tower at the Center firehouse with one double that height. (more…)

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10/07/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Julia Labrozzi at the Shelter Island School, with students from past years on display behind her.

Julia Labrozzi, who has just started her senior year at the Shelter Island School, is eager to tell me something important about her early school days.

Once upon a time the wide white-striped street crossing in front of the school led to a tiny store, known as Carol’s Luncheonette that was every schoolchild’s delight. Stocked with lollipops and gum, with a refrigerator full of Yoo-hoo chocolate drink and shelves full of knickknacks, magazines, newspapers and toys, it was an after school hangout that figures prominently in the memories of many local people. (more…)