09/27/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

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Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

Rebekah and Abraham met and fell in love on Shelter Island and worked together at Vine Street Café during the summers of their courtship. Their wedding on the first day of fall was warm and sunny, but more to the point, marine conditions were perfect, since the bride arrived in an Island-made boat that was borrowed and blue.

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09/08/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire after two people were rescued.

COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire on August 25 after two people were rescued.

Life savers

As summer wanes and the recreational boating season winds down, we send a hearty “thank you” to the ones who keep us safe on the waters surrounding our Island.

This was demonstrated in dramatic fashion on the afternoon of the last Saturday of August. Bay Constable Butch Labrozzi, on patrol, rushed to a scene that without quick reactions, calm demeanor and steady procedures could have ended in fatalities. (more…)

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08/23/18 8:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWaRd PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

The Shelter Island Public Library recently tasked someone to take a bunch of old boxes labeled “Miscellaneous Information” out of a shed. The simple chore revealed not only old tax records, but a boon of historical treasures, including one document that explains the origin of the Island’s unique referential term of “harelegger.” (more…)

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03/12/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WAZLZ PHOTO Kayaks lining Wades Beach.

BEVERLEA WAZLZ PHOTO Kayaks lining Wades Beach.

Owners of small boats, such as kayaks, who leave them in the water or beached on town-owned property during the warm weather season must remove them between December 15 and March 30 of each year. (more…)