Featured Story
11/27/17 10:35am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Brrr! A bracing Turkey Plunge on Saturday.

The 8th annual Turkey Plunge was a blast for all who attended on  Saturday, November 25 at  at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long. (more…)

11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

(more…)

Featured Story
10/16/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)

12/17/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

Staying close to home
Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a huge part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live and visit.

Small-business owners also serve as defacto community leaders. They sit on boards of local nonprofits. They run for office. Above all, they get involved. (more…)