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05/10/19 4:30pm

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Sharon and Richie Surozenski.

Richard (Richie) and Sharon Surozenski were getting ready to watch Jeopardy when the phone rang a few weeks back.

They were in Kissimmee, Florida for a two-week vacation, but their household routine down there is about the same as here. “Sharon was doing the dishes, and I was getting the ice cream ready,” Richie said. (more…)

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12/10/18 12:00pm

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Home in Southold after a flight of fancy that took her from Southold to Shelter Island, Duckie is back where she belongs.

Kara Jackson calls it “a Christmas miracle,” talking about the return of Duckie, her pet Muscovy duck, who left Southold about a month ago. (more…)

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04/24/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

Shelter Island has moved a step closer to installation of a new bathroom at Volunteer Park.

Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin attended a hearing April 19 in Yaphank with Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials to appeal an earlier decision that has been blocking installation because the unit, partially paid for with Suffolk County money, is not linked to a septic system. (more…)

04/21/18 8:00am
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CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO All that’s left of an osprey nest, knocked down by a winter storm.

Last week, I saw an osprey flying in slow circles over the remains of an enormous nest that last summer held a brood of young.

The nest, perched on a thick branch of an aging oak tree, fell into Chase Creek during the third of the four winter storms and now it looks like a pile of kindling.

That fish hawk seemed angry and I can’t blame him.  How would you feel if you came back into town after a long vacation in a warm place to find that your home had fallen into the creek during a nor’easter?

The osprey wasn’t the only Shelter Island resident returning to find trouble while he was away. (more…)