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03/18/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The “for sale” sign in Schmidt's window is gone,  but the town is putting pressure  on the owner to conform to the rules.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The “for sale” sign in Schmidt’s window is gone, but the town is putting pressure on the owner to conform to the rules.

The mystery of what’s going on at Schmidt’s was aired at Town Hall Tuesday with some new information added to the puzzle. Supervisor Jim Dougherty said at the Town Board work session that Schmidt’s has until April 15 to upgrade its septic system before some action is taken. (more…)

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01/26/15 10:07am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A crowded IGA parking lot this morning in light snow, as residents stocked up on supplies. The IGA and other retailers reported plentiful stocks in front of the storm, and the police, highway and fire departments were prepared for the worst.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A crowded IGA parking lot this morning in light snow, as residents stocked up on supplies. The IGA and other retailers reported plentiful stocks in front of the storm, and the police, highway and fire departments were prepared for the worst.

Gary Gerth walked across the IGA parking lot about 8:30 this morning through a light, drifting snow.

He was going to stock up on milk and bread, but was the opposite of the paranoid, terrified man searching for the two staples in the viral YouTube video. (more…)

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01/05/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Early morning coffee addicts were greeted by a sign in Schmidt’s window announcing that the business is for sale and inviting interested parties to make an offer.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Early morning coffee addicts were greeted by a sign in Schmidt’s window announcing that the business is for sale and inviting interested parties to make an offer.

For the second time in a matter months, there is word that Schmidt’s may not be long for Shelter Island.

But this time, the word is coming from owner Dennis Schmidt who wrote a large message on the front window of the store announcing that the business is for sale. He’s inviting interested parties to make him an offer. (more…)

12/18/14 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.

Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)

09/10/14 2:00pm
DAVID GONZALEZ PHOTO |  Taylor Resnick in action. The paddle boarder, one of the elite racers of the sport, will be competing Sunday in the Great Peconic Race, a circumnavigation of the Island.

DAVID GONZALEZ PHOTO |
Taylor Resnick in action. The paddle boarder, one of the elite racers of the sport, will be competing Sunday in the Great Peconic Race, a circumnavigation of the Island.

Quick, what’s the fastest growing competitive water sport in the world? (more…)