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05/14/19 2:00pm

Lauren Gurney at South Ferry.

Lauren Gurney, 17, a junior at Shelter Island High School, decided earlier this spring that she would travel to play the game she loves. She joined Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School varsity softball team and one of her most important accomplishments — at least for her dad Dave Gurney’s sake — was getting a driver’s license a few weeks back. (more…)

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04/26/19 4:30pm

Brian Sherman.

Last month, 52-year-old Brian Sherman was tapped to fill out Jay Card Jr.’s term as Superintendent of Highways and Commissioner of Public Works.

On an island with a lot riding on both, it’s a vital role, and Brian took it with the understanding that he would run for the office in November.

“I’ve never run for office before, and I feel great about it,” he said. “I think I can do some good.” (more…)

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03/19/19 2:00pm

The Shelter Island girls junior high basketball team. Standing, from left, Angelina Corbett-Rice, Sophie Clark, Andrea Napoles, Coach Laura Mayo, Mary Gennari, Alex Burns and Madison Springer. Kneeling, from left, Katie Gulluscio, Harper Congdon, Cassie Espinosa Heimann, Maia Loizance and Madigan Teodoru.

Laura Mayo has been in the gym since the end of August, coaching three consecutive seasons. On March 14 the girls junior high basketball team played their last game, and the coach regained at least two hours in her day. (more…)

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03/19/19 10:00am


Spring — each week we look forward to warmer weather and putting winter behind us. And the battle goes on, with a few warmer days here and there, peppered with colder days as winter tries to hold on.

They say March comes in like a lion, and during the first couple weeks of varsity spring track we have had our share of March winds to contend with as we train outdoors. (more…)

02/27/19 4:30pm

Riley Willumsen in action during a rodeo competition.

When Riley Willumsen graduated from Shelter Island High School in 2014, I did a story on the direction he was taking his life. The reason I wrote about Riley was because he had picked a different path for his life’s journey from all the other kids. (more…)