05/31/19 4:30pm

This week, I’m going to devote this space to beers, which have been welcome guests at Island barbecues and beach picnics over the past holiday weekend. There are times when a beer is the perfect drink, especially with grilled foods or cold seafood on a summer day. I knew for this topic I should not trust my limited knowledge, but turn to my brother-in-law Hank McManus, who has a more extensive batch of brain cells dedicated to brews than anyone I’ve ever met. In fact, for several years Hank wrote his own column on beer, for the newspaper “AM New York.”


05/30/19 8:00am

Summer is here, so don’t forget to make sure your beach parking permit is current.

“Roll out those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.”


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05/28/19 12:00pm


The Town Board continues to amend proposed changes to the short-term-rental (STR) legislation.

After a public hearing on May 3, the board showed it was listening by changing a significant part of its draft proposal to amend the controversial law and set a public hearing for May 14. (more…)

05/23/19 8:00am

The Shelter Island Public Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on Friday, May 31 presents a conversation with John Dileo, author of ‘And You Thought You Knew Classic Movies,’ a book of 200 movie quizzes.

Think you know classic films? How about this: Who was the uncredited actor in the movie “Dead Heat” on a merry-go-round who went on to become the second highest grossing U.S. domestic star?