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

COURTESY PHOTOS
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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08/28/18 2:00pm
SALLIE BETHGE PHOTO The start of a race Sunday in West Neck Harbor. Number 73 Dave Olsen, with Tom McMahon and Ruth Hakanson hiking out.

SALLIE BETHGE PHOTO
The start of a race Sunday in West Neck Harbor. Number 73 Dave Olsen, with Tom McMahon and Ruth Hakanson hiking out.

The Menantic Yacht Club had abundant wind for the next-to-last series of Sunfish races in West Neck Harbor this past Sunday.

It was blowing between 8 and 14 knots from the southwest with plenty of gusts, just strong enough to blow a number of sailors over, some more than once. I also witnessed a number of sailors with dropped sails, which was a mystery to me, but the fun we all had was not. (more…)

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06/05/18 2:03pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town Board members agreed at their May 30 work session that Shelter Island will adopt the Cornell Local Roads Program of standards for maintenance purposes.

It’s not necessary to reinvent the wheel when Cornell has done the work that applies to upkeep on what are mostly considered low-volume roadways, Town Engineer John Cronin said. (more…)

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05/07/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, at right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeting at Town Hall.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeti ng at Town Hall.

If a February meeting between baymen and members of the Town Board resembled an angry tango, the May meeting was a sweet waltz with few missteps and most trying to dance to the same tune. (more…)