10/01/16 8:00am
 FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

Now that town beaches are open again to old men and the dogs who own them, Codger and Cur are blissfully back on the sand.

Standing on Wades Beach of an early morning, gazing at Shell Beach in the distance bisecting the sea and the sky, Codger just wants to take root. Despite its own nagging issues of ticks, water and short-term rentals, Shelter Island seems cocooned from the turbulence beyond the waters.

Cur concurs.

But then there will be a flash in cyberspace and the ever-lurking bridge to the mainland reappears. This time it was a tweet from Lee Zeldin, who represents the Island in the 1st Congressional District. He wrote: “Suspect in custody. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick.” (more…)

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09/12/16 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO And they’re off! Stand up paddleboarders begin their race around Shelter Island from Wades Beach Saturday morning.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO
And they’re off! Stand up paddleboarders begin their race around Shelter Island from Wades Beach Saturday morning.

With a smile as wide as Peconic Bay, Julieta Gismondi dug into the last few feet of water with her paddle toward Wades Beach Saturday. She was moments away from claiming the women’s standup paddleboard (SUP) championship in the third annual Great Peconic Race. (more…)

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09/21/15 8:44am
PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.

PHOTOS BY BEVERLEA WALZ| Ready for the race, early Sunday morning.

The second annual running of the Great Peconic Race Sunday , a 19.5 mile circumnavigation   of Shelter Island, was a resounding success, with great competition and camaraderie. Wades Beach, where the race began and ended, was turned into a late summer all-day festival.

Below, some images of the great day from Reporter staff photographer Beverlea Walz. (more…)