02/15/19 4:30pm

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Island Spirits, a new column by Susan Carey Dempsey, debuts.

Among the many joys of living on our sheltered island, between the North and South Forks, are the fine vineyards that have burgeoned on the East End over the last four decades. Having learned how to take full advantage of our climate for growing grapes, the winemakers have continued to develop products that can stand on their own, not pale imitations of well-known wines from other regions.

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02/12/19 4:30pm

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The seven athletes of the Shelter Island girls basketball team gather for a final picture after their never-say-die effort at Southampton. Front row, from left, Dayla Reyes, Lyng Coyne and Valeria Reyes. Back row, from left, Audrey Wood, Bella Springer, Grace Olinkiewicz and Isabelle Topliff.

During the first week of February, the Shelter Island girls basketball team finished out their season with three games in four days. (more…)

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11/16/18 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Helicopters at the East Hampton airport.

BY KATE NALEPINSKI

More than a 125 people attended a November 14 Federal Aviation Administration workshop in Riverhead to express complaints over the constant buzz of helicopters flying across the East End. (more…)

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04/23/18 4:30pm
FRANCESCA FRASCO PHOTO From left, Theo Olinkiewicz, Jason Green and, farther down the line Jack Lang in the Shelter Island colors, at the first race of the varsity spring track season.

FRANCESCA FRASCO PHOTO From left, Theo Olinkiewicz, Jason Green and, farther down the line Jack Lang in the Shelter Island colors, at the first race of the varsit y spring track season.

Varsity spring track for returned to Shelter Island School this year. After nearly 10 years, the school now has a varsity boys team and a varsity girls team.

Spring track is run outdoors on a 400-meter track, as opposed to the 200-meter indoor track during the winter season. Outdoors usually favors the athletes since athletes run slightly faster times outdoors because the outside air is easier to breathe and the turns are not as sharp as the small track.

But there are trade-offs. (more…)