08/06/19 2:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Tristan Wissemann, center, flanked by Shelter Island School Athletic Hall of Famers Walter Richards, left, and Cori Cass, at a January 2018 ceremony that retired Wissemann’s varsity basketball jersey number.

Islander Tristan Wissemann was named to the SUNY New Paltz spring 2019 Dean’s list, a designation reserved for students who earn at least a 3.3 grade point average in a semester with a full-time course load. (more…)

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05/24/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Michael Payano

Michael Payano will graduate from Shelter Island High School in a few weeks, and plans to attend SUNY New Paltz in the fall, the first in his family to attend college.

When his clan gathers at the Southold Legion to recognize his achievements, it should be a great party. With one side of the family first-generation immigrants from the Dominican Republic, and the other potato and hay farmers with deep roots on the East End, it will be a bilingual, multicultural celebration. (more…)

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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…)