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04/23/19 12:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO
Sabrina McManus with one of the discs she’s leaving near trails in Mashomack to bring awareness on the issue of  endangered species.

What were you doing in 5th grade to better the world? Sabrina McManus probably has you beat. (more…)

04/17/17 4:30pm
Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography | Easter-colored beans.

Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography | Easter-colored beans.

BY CARA LORIZ

Spring on Shelter Island is a time when buds bulge and bloom, warming soils imbue the air with their potency and tiny sprouts unfurl en masse, transforming our landscape. All of this beauty and magic starts with seeds, an integral part of what we celebrate each spring — Earth Day and the environment, Easter and rebirth, Arbor Day and planting for the future. (more…)

04/09/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards  picking up garbage at Mashomack  a year ago as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Jane Richards picking up garbage at Mashomack a year ago as part of the International Coastal Cleanup. More than 180 plastic pieces were collected, many from plastic bags.

There could be a vote by the Suffolk County Legislature next week on a bill to ban the distribution of single-use plastic bags county-wide.

Such a prohibition already exists in various towns and villages in Suffolk, including Sag Harbor, Sagaponack, Quogue, Patchogue and both the villages and towns of East Hampton and Southampton, and has been enacted by governments around the country and world.

A ban has been under consideration on Shelter Island. (more…)

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02/19/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Brooke Bradley, who generally prefers to be outside, enjoying a winter day near her new Camp Quinipet home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Brooke Bradley, who generally prefers to be outside, enjoying a winter day near her new Camp Quinipet home.

When Brooke Bradley was a little girl growing up in East Tennessee, she loved her Girl Scout camp. That love abides.

The new director of Camp Quinipet came last fall to work at the historic children’s sleep-away and day camp — founded in 1922 — and has since been applying her decades of experience working with children outdoors. (more…)