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10/04/17 1:36pm
BILL GEIST PHOTO Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol

BILL GEIST PHOTO
Shelter Island police officers aboard a marine patrol vessel keep an eye on a runaway boat as it spins in circles between Wades Beach and Shell Beach Tuesday evening after the operator fell overboard. The 20-foot boat was brought under control after about 30 minutes and the operator, who swam to safety, was charged with boating while ability impaired by alcohol.

A 20-foot unoccupied center console boat spun in circles at high speeds in West Neck Harbor for about a half an hour Tuesday evening after the operator apparently fell overboard, the Shelter Island Police reported. (more…)

02/04/17 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO Father Peter at the annaul Old Timers game last summer.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO
Father Peter DeSanctis at the annual Old Timers softball game last summer.

As I learn more about senior citizen affairs here on this Island, I see how big a role the different churches play in watching out for seniors’ welfare.

And it appears to be done in a very ecumenical spirit with good works being given to all Islanders regardless of religious affiliation. So I decided to speak with the rectors of the Island’s large churches to see what I could learn.   (more…)