05/11/19 3:00pm


American Legion Mitchell Post #281 members, Sergeant-at-Arms Fred Ogar (left) and Finance Officer Richard O’Halloran (right) presented a check to Carrie Wood, new coordinator of the Shelter Island Food Pantry. (more…)

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12/14/18 10:00am


Making us proud
To the Editor:
“This trip changed my life.” (more…)

11/22/18 8:00am

JUDY DANIELS PHOTO November reflections.

One of the clumsier phrases employed by sociologists and nonprofits these days is “food insecure.” The language police — and we count ourselves as on-duty officers — will sneer at the transfiguration of an age old and still serviceable “hungry.”

But for the nearly 75 percent of Long Island households that are in emergency food programs, food insecure describes them more accurately than hungry. (more…)

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08/03/18 4:30pm

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This is the second in a series about religious institutions on Shelter Island.

Since 1907, Our Lady of the Isle Roman Catholic Church has functioned as a spiritual family center that prides itself on its commitment to lending a helping hand, not only to members of the congregation, but to the Shelter Island community at large.

The history of Catholicism on Shelter Island dates back to the early 19th century. Though a large number of Catholics lived on the Island at the time, they had no local priest or church to minister to them. Those who wished to practice their faith had to migrate to St. Agnes in Greenport every Sunday, a trip that, in those pre-ferry times, was exhausting and often dangerous, especially in the dead of winter. (more…)

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07/20/18 10:00am


Bette Ann Davis DiOrio
Bette Ann Davis DiOrio, 88, of Shelter Island, beloved mother, wife and grandmother, passed away at San Simeon by the Sound, on February 26, 2018. (more…)