To the Editor:
Now that I am nearly recovered and getting around with my walker, I take my pen to thank all the persons who took such good care of me and called the Shelter Island Police Department and the Emergency Medical Services when I fell near the North Ferry office over three months ago. (more…)
PETER WALDNER ILLUSTRATION
Shelter Island’s Memorial Day events and ceremonies honor those who died while serving in America’s armed forces.
On Sunday, May 27, flags will be placed on all veteran grave sites throughout the Island. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Alma Ryder recently celebrated her 100th birthday.
Alma Ryder’s earliest memory of Christmas is listening to the radio as her grandfather trimmed a Christmas tree. The 100-year-old Ms. Ryder was one of three sisters, but while her siblings lived with their mother, she was sent to live with her grandparents. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.
For Keith Clark, a carpenter and fisherman who has spent most of his life on Shelter Island, autumn reminds him that life here has changed since he was working the waters in his 20s.
The first Monday in November — this coming Monday — is opening day in state waters for scalloping. But since water pollution and its symptoms, algal blooms and dead eel grass, killed off much of the scallop population, some years are terrible, some are just O.K., but none rival the hauls of 40 years ago.
“I’ll try to go out opening day,” Keith said. “I’ve got to go look. You never know until you throw a dredge overboard.” (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
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