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08/01/15 7:03am
BEVERLEA WAZ PHOTO RJ Going leading off for the Bucks in the first inning with a home run. The Bucks never trailed, winning the first game of the HCBL Championship Series 10-3

BEVERLEA WAZ PHOTO RJ Going leading off for the Bucks in the first inning with a home run. The Bucks never trailed, winning the first game of the HCBL Championship Series 10-3

The Shelter Island Bucks scored 231 times in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League regular season this summer, more than 44 runs above the league average.

They blew out the Montauk Mustangs on two occasions to advance past the semifinal round of the HCBL playoffs. And on Friday evening at Fiske Field, they hung 10 runs on the visiting Westhampton Aviators in just five innings en route to a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. (more…)

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07/09/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Carmen Chinea at her Hay Beach home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Carmen Chinea at her Hay Beach home.

The urge to help neighbors seems to seep into the soul of people who call Shelter Island home.

Carmen Chinea, who has spent summers here with her family for the last 15 years, has the health and wellness of immigrant and indigent people close to her heart, and has made it her life’s work. She is chief medical officer of HRHCare, a New York-based non-profit health provider operating health centers in the Hudson Valley and on the East End to serve the poor and the uninsured. (more…)

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05/18/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

From Charles and Barbara Olton’s house on the northern tip of Shelter Island, the sweeping view takes in Gardiners Bay to Orient. But when Charles gazes out, he also sees across several centuries.

The 18th century, to be exact, when the British fleet en route to attack New York in 1776, lay becalmed off Hay Beach Point, keeping their horses alive with hay harvested just below his living room windows. (more…)

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04/13/15 10:00am
MADELINE PRUESS BURSTON

MADELINE PRUESS BURSTON

Madeline Pruess Burston
Madeline Helen Pruess Burston passed away peacefully on February 13, 2015 at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola. She was 93 1/2 years old and is survived by her three children, Suzanne Helen Burston, Carol Ann Burston and James W. Burston. (more…)