12/01/18 11:00am

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Solar panels atop the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

“Vibrant” is the word used by Dean Hapshe — project manager of Suffolk County-based Harvest Power — last week about the state of the solar power industry. A major reason for this, he said, is that “the price of the panels has come down.” (more…)

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07/13/16 4:30pm
Courtesy Photo Benjamin I. Dyett Jr. with 569, the Etchells that brought him to Shelter Island.

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Benjamin I. Dyett Jr. with 569, the Etchells that brought him to Shelter Island.

It may surprise Islanders who know him as a chilled-out sailor that Benjamin I. Dyett Jr., with his ever-ready laugh, is an authority on work. (more…)

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03/23/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

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Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

She was an attorney with one of Wall Street’s most prestigious firms, practicing commercial law, handling complicated multi-state mortgage transactions.

“It was quite the fascinating life,” Terry Lucas said. “But there was something missing.”

Added to the feeling of living a not-quite-complete life were pressures that too often were inescapable. (more…)