06/25/16 11:30am
PETER KROPF

PETER KROPF

For this year’s valedictorian, Peter Kropf, achieving success has been a convergence of lessons learned at home, in the classroom and on the basketball court.

Hard work and a bit of grit are at the foundation, but he humbly noted that keeping a sense of humor and just enjoying the ride are equally important as striving to make the grade. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

COURTESY PHOTO A warm and welcoming harbor, no matter the weather.

The teaser in the Reporter classified ads early last month was: “Much more than a yard sale!” And the address, 45 Burns Road, should have been the tip off.

For three decades, ending in 1985, 45 Burns Road was Harbor Inn. Owned by Jack and Beverly Cahill for much of that time, the tavern remains embedded in the collective memory of Shelter Islanders over the age of 40. If you lived here prior to 1985, you not only remember Harbor Inn, you probably have a story or two to tell about it. (more…)

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CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Rite of spring: 2012 Cy Young Award Winner and former Met R.A. Dickey making a kid’s day.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Rite of spring: 2012 Cy Young Award Winner and former Met R.A. Dickey making a kid’s day.

As osprey’s migrate north to the Island this time of year, my family instinctively flies the opposite route.

We have traveled every March for the past 12 years to Florida to watch spring training baseball. (more…)