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07/26/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

COURTESY PHOTO
Kirstin Zabel in kindergarten.

When Kirstin Elizabeth Zabel was born in December 1986, her parents, Donald and Claudia, brought her home to Cartwright Road on Shelter Island. Thirty-one years later she was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island Presbyterian Church. (more…)

06/18/18 10:00am
MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

MARK KANARVOGLE PHOTO

In a famous text from the Talmud, the importance of helping others is spelled out simply and beautifully, by saying that a person who saves a single life has saved the whole world.

On Shelter Island we have many of these lifesavers among us, volunteering for the Fire Department and the Shelter Island Emergency Medical Services. (more…)

05/19/18 3:00pm
MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

MICHAEL HELLER PHOTO
Refusing to curse the darkness, residents from East End communities gathered May 12 in Hampton Bays for a candlelight vigil remembering loved ones who have died from opioid overdoses.

On May 12 in Hampton Bays, as a cold rain fell on a large crowd of the broken-hearted, speaker after speaker told deeply personal stories about how the opioid epidemic that is sweeping America has changed their lives forever. (more…)