04/25/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTOS
The Island has been bursting with the colors of spring and summer thanks to forsythia.

The hands of the Great Powers have painted the Island yellow, with a dash of pink here and there and a lovely sheen overhead of bright spring green. I have to try hard to watch the road, keeping my car in one piece, everything is so lovely to look at. I know it will fade eventually but this first flush of color after the boring sameness of winter feels like a gift.

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04/12/19 8:00am

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

We’ve made plenty of progress finding housing for the 2019 Shelter Island Bucks, but that’s not the same as crossing home plate.

We’re still seven beds short, so help us out here, everybody. Bucks are coming from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, California, New Jersey, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin and all over America. They’ll be here soon. We’re close to hearing, “Play ball!” (more…)

03/30/19 3:00pm

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Daffodils make April worth waiting for.

And so, my fellow Islanders, we find ourselves together once again, in another spring and another year. And although it’s still quite cold, there’s warmth in the sun and the daffodils are indeed up at least six or seven inches as I write, some of the early ones even more. And I did see a robin.

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