05/01/19 4:30pm

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Is Mr. Lomuscio an “old-car guy,” an “old old-car guy” or an “old car guy”?

I remember some years ago trying to get my students to understand the proper use of the hyphen and how it can change meanings.

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04/25/18 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Lupo signs up for a possible job at Shelter Island Hardware bringing smiles to the faces of Camryn (center) and Meredith Page.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO James Lupo signs up for a possible job at Shelter Island Hardware bringing smiles to the faces of Camryn (center) and Meredith Page.

Shelter Island students mobbed the school gymnasium Monday afternoon — some in search of summer jobs that would put money in their pockets.

Others were looking for opportunities to volunteer to rack up community service hours that could win them accolades when they graduate and help them stand out from the crowd of college applications. (more…)

12/25/15 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | O tannenbaum!

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | O tannenbaum!

I remember vividly my first Christmas spent on Shelter Island. It was 1974.

My young and growing family (my wife and two of our children, age 16 months, 6 months and one on the way), decided to take a break from upstate New York living and have Christmas in our recently acquired Island bungalow. It was supposed to be for the summer and that meant no insulation or central heat. (more…)