09/02/19 3:00pm

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Maybe it’s something in the air — it definitely was early in the week when it was cool and sunny — or maybe it’s in the way kids seem to be walking a bit more slowly, lost in thoughts. Or maybe it’s just imagination taking over, willing a change of season, even though the calendar says summer will be around for another month. (more…)

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04/06/18 12:00pm


Tribute to Barry
To the Editor:
On behalf of the families of the Charles (Bub) Ryder and Mary Payne, Cindy Arkinsons and Margaret Walther, we express our great gratitude and thanks to:

Chief Anthony Reiter and the Shelter Island Fire Department, Publics Works Commissioner Jay Card, the Employees of the Shelter Island Highway Department, the Shelter Island Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary and his hunting and fishing buddies for the most wonderful tribute and memorial that they produced for our son, friend, and brother, Barry W. Ryder. (more…)

03/28/18 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Sam’s Grilled Broccoli — heavenly hot off the coals.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Sam’s Grilled Broccoli — heavenly hot off the coals.

In 1928, The New Yorker ran a cartoon that expressed an enduring human truth. It was drawn by Carl Rose with a caption by E.B. White. It showed a mother and daughter at a table set with a vegetable that may have been broccoli. The caption, “I say the hell with it,” was an instant classic.

Seventy years later, I learned myself that no matter how fervently a parent wants her child to eat a bit of green vegetables, she is helpless when the child resists. (more…)