11/04/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  Thirty years strong, the Hurl Rock Society at their 2015 meeting last week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

COURTESY PHOTO | Thirty years strong, the Hurl Rock Society at their 2015 meeting last week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

There are some things we just can’t do anything about. It doesn’t matter how much money or possessions we have accumulated, exercises we do or the food we eat or don’t eat, we are still going to get older.

Since I don’t think or feel like a 76-year-old man, I do things like coloring my hair or walking straight to look the age I feel. It really doesn’t matter because I don’t fool anyone. When people honestly guess my age, they are always nauseatingly close. (more…)

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08/12/15 8:03am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester manor, where slaves and indentured servants  families were quartered.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A corner of the attic at Sylvester Manor, where slaves and indentured servants were quartered.

In the stifling attic of rough boards, the afternoon sunlight caught etchings of sailing ships on a wooden beam near a narrow window.

You could see a progression in the work, from a suggestion of a ship to finely drawn images of sails and intricate renderings of ropes and riggings. In the airless August heat, just under the roof of Sylvester Manor, the etchings spoke of an indentured boy’s need for expression and freedom. (more…)

03/22/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The Obama administration’s recent move opening up a vast area of the Atlantic Ocean to our south to oil and gas drilling comes at a curious time.

Right now there’s so much of the stuff being produced in the U.S. that the industry can’t find places to store it. Add to that the fact that gasoline is at the lowest price in years, and the initiative comes despite the impacts along the Gulf of Mexico, still being felt from the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (more…)

10/25/14 2:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

It’s October, which means golfers start looking for warmer weather to enjoy their game. This year was no exception — the 27th straight year that a group of 12 to 20 Island guys have extended their season by going to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (more…)

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09/18/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Justice Court

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Justice Court

The following is a list of court cases adjudicated at the July 28 session of Shelter Island Justice Court. The reports are compiled from information provided to the Reporter by the Court. Judge Mary-Faith Westervelt was on the bench for this session. (more…)