07/28/17 3:28pm
COURTESY PHOTO Reverend Stephen M. Fearing

COURTESY PHOTO  |  Reverend Stephen M. Fearing

This Sunday, Union Chapel welcomes guest preacher Reverend Stephen Fearing, pastor of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. His sermon is titled, “Saying No to Scripture.” (more…)

08/05/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Union Chapel

COURTESY PHOTO | Union Chapel

The annual Summer Union Chapel Choir, led by Chapel Organist Linda Betjeman, will perform Cesar Franck’s “Psalm 150” at the August 7 service.

All singers are welcome; the rehearsal will be at 10 a.m. at Union Chapel on Saturday, August 6. (more…)

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08/07/15 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's Retreat Center. property.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s Retreat Center. A reader wrote bemoaning the fact that a part of the property will be developed.

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To the Editor:
I was saddened to see the property that was a spiritual sanctuary for youth and families for decades is now planned as an exclusive, private, residential enclave (see story, “Development plans for St. Gabe’s,” July 23). (more…)

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01/03/15 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The residence on Charlie's Lane that spurred an ongoing debate on house sizes in 2014.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The residence on Charlie’s Lane that spurred an ongoing debate on house sizes in 2014.

In addition to major and ongoing issues this year, there were a number of other stories that consumed attention of town officials and residents.

House sizes
Following an uproar from some residents concerned about the impact of large scale houses some feared would adversely affect the environment, the Town Board has begun a discussion about what if any steps should be taken to limit building sizes. (more…)

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09/15/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stephen Fearing is the first newly ordained minister at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in its 270-year history. Stephen Fearing is the first newly ordained minister at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in its 270-year history.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Stephen Fearing is the first newly ordained minister at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in its 270-year history. 

The newly ordained minister of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church is holding a spiky, slightly mashed seedpod from a sweet gum tree in the palm of his hand, the way a child might hold a much-loved, but threadbare stuffed animal. (more…)