10/02/19 8:00am

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn, Coecles Harbor.

This editorial was originally published on Oct. 6, 2017.

We live in a cynical age, one flooded with distractions of our own making and by blowhards in Washington manipulating, yes, cynically, what we’re paying attention to and what we’re not.

October on Shelter Island comes upon us quietly every year, an agreeable distraction at first, but then we realize it has become more than simply a shift in the weather. (more…)

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09/06/19 2:00pm


Lone voice
To the Editor:
I am the lone voice on the Planning Board that firmly believes we do not need a Site Plan Review law.

A new law basically says if you have business property and decide on a change of use or need to get a building permit, a site plan review will be triggered. (more…)

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03/26/19 4:30pm


Imagine the day when you have to get off Shelter Island and there are no ferries.

No, North or South ferries are not going out of business. But the two companies are planning measures to deal with climate change that is already affecting the Island. (more…)

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12/19/18 8:00am

Jacques H. Nalbantian, 101, a retired engineer and resident of Shelter Island since 1978, beloved father of Edward and Charles Nalbantian and husband of the late Rose Nalbantian, passed away peacefully at his home in Ridgewood, New Jersey on September 19, 2018. (more…)

11/21/18 8:00am

Thanksgiving Shelter Island style: scallops and Brussels sprouts.

If pilgrims and Native Americans actually had a feast of Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they probably ate bay scallops, and probably did not eat turkey. Certainly, the Butterball had not yet been invented.