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09/14/19 8:00am

Milky white pendant flowers.

Okay, Newbies, just checking. You did do your final feeding a few weeks ago, yes? Good. Now is the time not to feed, to allow each plant to do that which comes naturally to them, that is, to begin to become dormant, to ready themselves for the winter. (more…)

09/13/19 4:30pm

A quiet Crescent Beach one late afternoon this week.

Last Wednesday, two women paused on their evening walk, and leaned on the whitewashed fence that runs along Crescent Beach to admire the sunset. “I haven’t been down here all summer,” said one. They were there for some quiet enjoyment. (more…)

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09/13/19 2:16pm

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO The remains of a fire-gutted boat Thursday morning.

Update: More information has been reported by the Shelter Island Fire Department on the boat fire Thursday.

Firefighter David Porello said crews were on the scene and the fire was extinguished 11 minutes after receiving the call at 10:06 a.m.

After the fire was under control, firefighters dragged it to shallow water to “ensure all flames were extinguished,” Mr. Porello said.

Below is the original story with additional photos.

A fire broke out about 10 a.m. Thursday on a boat docked at 50 Westmoreland Drive, according to the Shelter Island Police Department (SIPD). (more…)

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09/13/19 2:00pm

Bob Edwards, now living in Houston, paid a visit to his friend, Jean Brechter, at her home here last month. The two were summer kids together for many years.

Once toddlers together, old friends Bob Edwards and Jean (née Schultheis) Brechter united at Ms. Brechter’s home here for a visit last month.

Mr. Edwards, now living in Houston, said he was told the first visit the two ever made to Shelter Island was in their mothers’ wombs in 1927. (more…)

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09/13/19 12:00pm


Not a quitter
To the Editor:
In response to the profile of my daughter, Aterahme Lawrence (“A long way travelled in a very short time,” Sept. 5):

Family and friends always say to me, “If I didn’t know you, I wouldn’t know that you struggle financially.” I give/gave my children all of me and 1,000%. (more…)