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02/11/19 2:00pm

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Shelter Islander Tristan Wissemann, seen here in a game earlier this season, has led his SUNY New Paltz team to a winning record.

The SUNY New Paltz mens basketball team, led by former Shelter Island varsity basketball star Tristan Wissemann, has won six of its last eight games and sports an overall record of 13-9.

The last year that the Hawks had a winning record was in 1999.

Their conference record is now 8-7, and the team is working hard to qualify for the playoffs. (more…)

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12/31/18 4:30pm

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Tristan Wissemann, leading his team, the SUNY New Paltz Hawks, on offense and defense against Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn on December 29.

Tristan Wissemann, former Shelter Island varsity basketball star and now a junior at SUNY New Paltz, has developed into an outstanding player for the Hawks. Tristan is leading his team to an impressive 6-4 record during the 2018-19 season. (more…)

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01/11/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tristan Wissemann, center, flanked by Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Famers Walter Richards, left, and Cori Cass, at Monday’s halftime ceremony that retired Wissemann’s jersey number. The three Shelter Island School players broke the 1,000-point mark in their varsity careers.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Tristan Wissemann, center, flanked by Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Famers Walter Richards, left, and Cori Cass, at Monday’s halftime ceremony that retired Wissemann’s jersey number. The three Shelter Island School players broke the 1,000-point mark in their varsity careers.

On Monday evening, Tristan Wissemann received one of the highest honors a Shelter Island basketball player can achieve. (more…)

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11/03/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

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Keith Clark, out back at home by his woodpile.

For Keith Clark, a carpenter and fisherman who has spent most of his life on Shelter Island, autumn reminds him that life here has changed since he was working the waters in his 20s.

The first Monday in November — this coming Monday — is opening day in state waters for scalloping. But since water pollution and its symptoms, algal blooms and dead eel grass, killed off much of the scallop population, some years are terrible, some are just O.K., but none rival the hauls of 40 years ago.

“I’ll try to go out opening day,” Keith said. “I’ve got to go look. You never know until you throw a dredge overboard.” (more…)