BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Linus Kiplagat far ahead of the field in Dering Harbor on his way to victory in the 39th running of Shelter Island 10K
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
Kenya-born Linus Kiplagat literally ran away with the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K race, finishing ahead of his countryman Isaac Mukundi by more than a minute and a half. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.
For 39 years, professional athletes from all over the country and the world have traveled to Shelter Island to participate in the annual 10K race. But that’s never stopped year-round and summer residents from giving them a run for their money.
Perhaps their most formidable competition comes from the ranks of Shelter Island High School’s (SIHS) cross-country and track teams, which regularly place in the top 10 at New York State championships and sends runners to compete for some of the nation’s top colleges. (more…)
JUDY CARD PHOTO Gary Baddeley, left, finishing strong as the first Islander across the finish line in Saturday’s 10K.
Gary Baddeley had a good start at Saturday’s 10K, running freely, set to seriously compete in a race he’d run, as he said, “only casually” the last several years.
The 52-year-old second homeowner, a native of London who’s lived in America for three decades and the Island for more than 20 years, had been training rigorously for triathlons the past several months. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, along with his colleagues, was in favor of Gary Baddeley perfroming community service for building code violations.
Since late last year, Codger has avidly followed the case of Gary Baddeley, who became a guest star on the long-running series “Law and Disorder: Shelter Island Building Department.” (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed the idea of sentencing some violators of the building code to community service.
In 2015, Gary Baddeley was the first Islander sentenced to community service for building code violations.
The Building Department found that Mr. Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the town and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)