05/21/19 2:00pm

DON BENDER PHOTO Moon over Smith Cove.

Peter Johnson is a Shelter Islander who leases 10 acres of land underwater more than 1,000 feet from the shoreline off Mashomack Preserve in Shelter Island Sound. He grows oysters and his landlord is Suffolk County. (more…)

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12/07/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Wine consultant Dorothy-Dean Thomas will be dispensing advice on how to find the best wines for your holiday celebration at the next installment of Friday Night Dialogues at the Shelter Island Public Library on December 16 at 7 p.m. (more…)

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

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
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…)