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05/17/19 8:00am

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“The stars, planets, and moon assist in our primal need to make a connection. Man has long used the sky to assist him in this basic desire to find his way home.” — David Berson.

David Berson, captain of the Greenport-based electric launch the Glory, has written “Celestial Navigation: A Practical Guide to Knowing Where You Are.”

On May 17, at 7 p.m., Mr. Berson will discuss this centuries-old technique of celestial navigation — the art of using the sextant ­— at the Shelter Island Public Library. (more…)

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05/16/19 4:30pm


Yes and yes
To the Editor:
We get two questions at Mashomack that normally we have to say “No” to, but this coming weekend we say “Yes!”

And it corresponds to some of the best birding of the year. (more…)

05/16/19 2:00pm

National EMS week is soon and Shelter Island Town is hosting an EMS open house on May 18. Pictured, early this year Supervisor Gary Gerth accepted a $60,000 check to be deposited into the EMS capital reserve fund to assure money will be on hand when a new ambulance is next needed.

Events and activities on Shelter Island.


05/16/19 10:00am

Activities and events on Shelter Island.


50+ drop-in basketball: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.