09/27/19 12:00pm

New superintendent Dr. Brian Doelger takes one for the team.

The Shelter Island PTSA hosted an all-ages back-to-school barbecue on Friday, Sept. 13, at the school playground. It featured music, burgers, hot dogs, a raffle, handprint murals, pie throwing, games and more. Guests brought sides and sweets to share.


05/31/19 4:30pm

This week, I’m going to devote this space to beers, which have been welcome guests at Island barbecues and beach picnics over the past holiday weekend. There are times when a beer is the perfect drink, especially with grilled foods or cold seafood on a summer day. I knew for this topic I should not trust my limited knowledge, but turn to my brother-in-law Hank McManus, who has a more extensive batch of brain cells dedicated to brews than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, for several years Hank wrote his own column on beer, for the newspaper “AM New York.”


08/15/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The 2017 barbecue was the hot place to be.

The 2017 barbecue was the hot place to be.

Rain or shine, Saturday’s 55th Annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue will go on as scheduled, according to Chief Anthony Reiter. A large tent at Fireman’s Field will shelter attendees from what could be occasional rain if the early forecast is correct.