07/13/19 11:00am

TIM PURTELL PHOTOS
Locust leaves.

Latin Name: Robinia pseudoacacia

Locations: Everywhere! 

Tree stats: Black locust is native to Pennsylvania and Iowa and south from Georgia to Oklahoma. This fast-growing but relatively short-lived tree usually tops out at 50 feet and spans 25 feet wide. Over time, the trunk and older branches develop a thick, furrowed bark in handsome contrast to the delicacy of the tree’s pale green, oval-shaped leaves. In June, black locusts are resplendent with clusters of white, fragrant flowers.

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07/28/17 3:28pm
COURTESY PHOTO Reverend Stephen M. Fearing

COURTESY PHOTO  |  Reverend Stephen M. Fearing

This Sunday, Union Chapel welcomes guest preacher Reverend Stephen Fearing, pastor of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. His sermon is titled, “Saying No to Scripture.” (more…)

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06/07/15 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

For 20 years — from 1963 to 1983 — Shelter Island weekender Barbara Horgan was the personal assistant to George Balanchine, one of the 20th century’s most prolific and influential choreographers. (more…)

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05/06/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Marc Wein wants a sharp turnaround in spending by the Deer & Tick Committee to put most money to work culling the herd.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Marc Wein wants a sharp turnaround in spending by the Deer & Tick Committee to put most money to work culling the herd.

Deer & Tick Committee member Marc Wein wants to reshuffle the allocation of money that has 95 percent of the budget paying for 4-poster deployment and servicing. (more…)