01/28/19 12:00pm

Shelter Island High School senior Mia Clark was recently chosen to be one of 25 students from across New York State to become a “Presidential Scholar.” (more…)

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08/19/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Dr. Nathanael Desire at the Shelter Island Medical Center.

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Dr. Nathanael Desire at the Shelter Island Medical Center.

It was a sunny Friday afternoon in August, and although Dr. Nathanael Desire’s office hours at the Shelter Island Medical Center were over, he was still there.

Seated in the waiting room, Dr. Desire was telling me about his life, his work, and how the past three years as one of Shelter Island’s family doctors have strengthened his ties to the community. Suddenly, a very small member of that community appeared at the office door in his mother’s arms. He was having difficulty breathing. (more…)

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05/18/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

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Charles Olton and Poppy at home in Hay Beach.

From Charles and Barbara Olton’s house on the northern tip of Shelter Island, the sweeping view takes in Gardiners Bay to Orient. But when Charles gazes out, he also sees across several centuries.

The 18th century, to be exact, when the British fleet en route to attack New York in 1776, lay becalmed off Hay Beach Point, keeping their horses alive with hay harvested just below his living room windows. (more…)