01/20/19 3:00pm

A Japanese Cedar on the Island.

Cryptomeria or Japanese Cedar

Latin Name: Cryptomeria japonica

Locations: Cryptomeria trees of various sizes are sprinkled throughout the Island. A smallish one grows to the right side of the Library entrance. I’ve seen a magnificent individual in a private garden on Cobbetts Lane and ten mammoth trees stand guard in front of a friend’s home on Linda Road.


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01/20/19 1:53pm

COURTESY PHOTO Breakfast and lunch are ready and waiting at Elli’s Country Store on South Ferry Road.

In Thursday’s paper listing eateries that are open during the winter months, we neglected to include Elli’s Country Store at 35 South Ferry Road.

Elli’s is open for breakfast and lunch from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and has an extensive take-out menu as well as a convenience store.

01/20/19 11:00am

COURTESY IMAGE There is a trend of young people leaving Suffolk County.

I was unaware of a problem that is hitting most Suffolk schools hard, although the Shelter Island School is holding the line — a declining number of students. (more…)

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01/20/19 10:00am


Roy Campanella, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was considered one of the greatest catchers of all times, and Stan Musial, an outfielder and one of the greatest hitters of all times, were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Students in England protested the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics.

An assassination attempt on Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev by a deserter from the Soviet Army resulted in the death of one person and injuries to several others, although Mr. Brezhnev emerged unharmed.

In the United States, people were listening to Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

And on Shelter Island . . .