01/18/19 4:30pm

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As a great fan of fun science, Codger has been deeply absorbed this entire year by the news that Shelter Islanders will, on average, live to be 93, longer than most anyone except those prune-faced, toothless, yogurt-loving mountain folk in National Geographic. (more…)

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09/03/18 11:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION A 1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION A 1950 map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y.

Good enough for him
To the Editor:
In light of last week’s “harelegger” article (“New take on origin of ‘hareleggers,’” August 30) and the explanation of usage by Reverend Daniel Lord, pastor of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church in the 1800s, here is another take on the subject. (more…)

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04/28/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO An image of Shelter Island in steel takes shape in Hap Bowditch’s studio.

When Shelter Island became a town in 1730, George Washington was not yet born, and two of the 20 town fathers were named Bowditch.

“They’re here,” Harry Dawson Bowditch said. “My ancestors follow me around.” (more…)

03/12/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy revelers at the Cheryl Hanabury Island Gift of Life party at the Ram’s Head Inn last week, which Codger attended.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Happy revelers at the Cheryl Hannabury Island Gift of Life party at the Ram’s Head Inn last week, which Codger attended.

As usual, Codger did not score a skateboard or a pedicure at the Hannabury Fair last Saturday, although he did fill up on the cookies he had thought about since last year’s party. (more…)

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06/22/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO P.A.T. Hunt outside her Chase Creek home, a place where she finds ‘a sort of cosmic energy.’

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P.A.T. Hunt outside her Chase Creek home, a place where she finds ‘a sort of cosmic energy.’

Well-adjusted people are said to be comfortable in their own skins. P.A.T. Hunt wears hers with enviable freedom and confidence.

Since she came to Shelter Island in 1980 with her husband Bridg, Patricia Ann Thomas Hunt, who prefers to be called P.A.T., begot, reared and educated two Hareleggers. She also provided the spirit, determination and zeal behind the preservation and restoration of Taylor’s Island’s Smith-Taylor cabin, one of the Island’s most beautiful and quirky treasures. (more…)