06/26/19 10:00am

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Salutatorian David Neese with his proud mother, Jessica Hubbard, and 3-month-old brother Jacob, at the Academic Wall of Fame Wednesday morning. David’s picture will be displayed throughout next year. Valedictorian Mia Clark preferred not to have her picture displayed, but her achievements are listed.

A Shelter Island School celebratory event occurred Tuesday morning with the unveiling of the updated Academic Wall of Fame, displaying the achievements of the Class of 2019’s valedictorian and salutatorian. (more…)

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06/26/19 8:00am

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Palpable anxiety filled a room at the Center of Alliance, Solidarity and Accompaniment (CASA) in Riverhead the evening of June 17 as the “Green Light NY” bill came down to a vote on the floor of the New York State Senate.
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06/25/19 4:30pm

JASON GREEN PHOTO Tom Cronin, left, and Toby Green, bound for Florida, and the record book

According to Guinness World Records the longest recorded Jet Ski journey is 10,729 miles, accomplished by South Africans Adriaan Marais and Marinus du Plessis, who followed the west coast of North America south to the Panama Canal in 2006.

They spent an average of 10 hours a day at sea, averaging about 40 mph, enduring choppy, chilly seas, dehydration, mechanical breakdowns and makeshift lodgings, including at Fort Bragg’s harbor where a dock-leaping sea lion startled them awake at 2 a.m.

This Sunday, June 30, two Shelter Islanders plan to smash that record by finishing a longer journey than anyone, ever. (more…)

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06/25/19 2:00pm

JUDY CARD PHOTO A young fan holds a sign Saturday at Fiske Field with the motto of the first-place 2019 Shelter Island Bucks.

The Shelter Island Bucks reclaimed first place in the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League after sweeping a doubleheader against the Long Island Road Warriors at Fiske Field on Saturday, June 22 and defeating the Westhampton Aviators in Westhampton on Monday. (more…)