09/06/19 10:00am

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Clam chowder made from Melva Sherman’s recipe.

On the East End of Long Island, people have been opening clams and eating them for a very long time, starting with native Americans who left piles of clamshells behind to attest to their enthusiasm. The Shelter Island Historical Society has a letter written in 1820 by Sylvester Dering describing the discovery of a large number of clam shells found while digging a well- 40 feet down, suggesting some very old archaeological evidence of clam consumption. 

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04/22/19 10:00am

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Shelter Island Cleanup Day returns Saturday, May 4.

The second Annual Shelter Island Cleanup Day hosted by the Shelter Island Lions Club returns Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Center Firehouse.

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01/21/18 1:10pm
PSEG-LI COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

PSEG COURTESY PHOTO Roadways where traffic delays could occur during the next month as work progresses on the cable project underway to ensure long-term power reliability to Shelter Island.

Islanders who have been relatively unbothered by construction underway to ensure long-term power reliability are going to experience some delays expected to begin Monday, weather permitting. (more…)

12/21/17 8:00am
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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | On December 17, Santa came to the Shelter Island firehouse in the Center to celebrate Christmas with some fans, including, from left, Evelyn Michalak and mom Meghan, Noah Lava and William Plock.

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12/12/14 12:00pm
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Making it clear
To the Editor:
Regarding last week’s letter (“Bones to Pick”), Mr. Evangelista either misunderstood my letter or I wasn’t clear.

My non-vote in last November’s election was to protest the Democratic Party strategy of distancing themselves from President Obama. I am against such a strategy that also has racial overtones. (more…)