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07/31/19 10:00am

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Some of the recent fishing has been good for anglers who have fixed their sights on bringing filets home for the grill.

Most are bottom-fishing with bait to catch porgies, sea bass, an occasional fluke and even a bluefish or two that happens to blunder into the baited hook. There’s a lot to be said about a freshly grilled filet on a warm summer’s eve, and the hunt for bottom fish is often relaxing and rewarding to someone who really wants the fish for the fire.

But I’m much more excitement-oriented. (more…)

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07/24/19 7:30pm


The Shelter Island Bucks lost 7-4 to the Southampton Breakers at Fiske Field Wednesday evening, which finished their 2019 campaign.

In order to progress to a playoff series, the Bucks needed a win in the one-game wild card contest, but came up short, and Southampton moves on.

The Reporter will have a full wrap-up of the game on this site and in next week’s paper.

07/24/19 8:00am

James Monatgue flashing some power at the Shelter Island Cricket Match last summer at the field next to the Island Boatyard .

Almost two-and-a-half centuries after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Shelter Island is still home to Britons. So much so that this Saturday, July 27, they’ll again be hosting the annual Shelter Island Cricket Match. (more…)

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07/23/19 10:00am

JUDY CARD PHOTO Brandon Smith cracking a 2nd inning, 3-run homer against the Southampton Breakers at Fiske Field on Monday.

The Shelter Island Bucks finished fourth in the Hampton Collegiate Baseball League (HCBL) after falling to the Westhampton Aviators in the final game of the regular season on Monday afternoon at Fiske Field. (more…)