09/08/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire after two people were rescued.

COURTESY PHOTO First responders at the scene of a boat fire on August 25 after two people were rescued.

Life savers

As summer wanes and the recreational boating season winds down, we send a hearty “thank you” to the ones who keep us safe on the waters surrounding our Island.

This was demonstrated in dramatic fashion on the afternoon of the last Saturday of August. Bay Constable Butch Labrozzi, on patrol, rushed to a scene that without quick reactions, calm demeanor and steady procedures could have ended in fatalities. (more…)

11/15/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Emerging from the frigid waters during the inaugural plunge in 2010.

Calling all turkeys … and gorillas and clowns and superheroes! The 8th annual Turkey Plunge is Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. sharp at Crescent Beach.

For the uninitiated, the Turkey Plunge, a brief, but frigid dip into the waters of the bay, is a Thanksgiving weekend tradition in these parts. Sponsored by Friends of the Shelter Island Library, costumes are highly encouraged while plunging and money raised from entry fees and fundraising efforts benefit library programming all year long.

It’s a tradition that began back in 2009 when Peter and Gail Vielbig’s daughter and grandchildren were visiting for Thanksgiving.  (more…)

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03/31/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Don’t cut Coast Guard
To the Editor:
For all of us on eastern Long Island who “go down to the sea in ships,” commercial and recreational fishermen, sailors, yachtsmen, family boaters and commercial captains, please be aware that the present administration’s budget calls for a $1 billion cut in the Coast Guard budget for 2018. (more…)