06/18/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO

Last week my dog Mabel found a starfish on a Shelter Island Beach. I measured, Googled and identified it as a knobby starfish, native to Malaysia.

It was so perfect, and so far from home that it either fell off a seashell truck or was left as a prank. (You got me!)

Mabel was in favor of eating it. (more…)

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05/23/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The ribbon was cut by Supervisor Gary Gerth to open the a pavilion at Wades Beach Tuesday, a gift from the Shelter Island Lions Club Foundation. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Mr. Gerth, Councilman Paul shepherd, Councilman Albert Dickson and Lions Club member Don D’Amato.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The ribbon was cut by Supervisor Gary Gerth to open the a pavilion at Wades Beach Tuesday, a gift from the Shelter Island Lions Club Foundation. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Mr. Gerth, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilman Albert Dickson and Lions Club member Don D’Amato.

A handsome addition to the Island’s shoreline that will bring summer’s fun to senior citizens and people with disabilities was opened just in time for Memorial Day.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday at Wades Beach, attended by town officials and members of the community, an open-air pavilion measuring 20 feet by 14 feet, and a curving concrete pathway to the nearby bathhouse, was presented to the community. (more…)

05/09/18 4:30pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

I looked at the almost-complete pavilion at Wade’s Beach  the other day — it’s pretty spectacular.

It includes a concrete pathway to the restrooms and will soon have benches. The pavilion is a gift to the people of Shelter Island from the Lions Club. The benches are a gift from the Senior Citizens Foundation. (more…)

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03/06/18 8:00am
MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.

MARTIN BURKE First light at Wades Beach.

Although the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board has earmarked $30,000 so the town’s Public Works Department can finish work on a new bathroom at Wades Beach, there are now questions about putting a nitrogen-reducing septic system at the location. (more…)

02/27/18 10:00am

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20,860
Dollars for a grant the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is recommending to match other funds needed to complete the new nitrogen-reducing bathroom facility at Wades Beach (more…)