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08/11/15 8:00am
CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions. Sophia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

CAITLIN PANARELLA PHOTO
These happy teenagers were not arrested or booked for any infractions at Shelter Island Police headquarters. Sofia Rossi, left, and Morgan Powell, both 15-year-old aspiring journalists, attended the Rena’s Promise Creative Writing Camp held at Camp Quinipet recently. Sophia and Morgan spent an evening with Shelter Island Police Officer Chris Drake, observing the methods of the department.

Officer Chris Drake of the Shelter Island Police Department usually rides alone. But one evening recently, he had a couple of visitors. And an impromptu press conference. (more…)

06/16/15 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Pepe Martinez, who along with his wife Lydia, hosts ‘The Knitting Club’ every morning at Stars Cafe.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Pepe Martinez, who along with his wife Lydia, hosts ‘The Knitting Club’ every morning at Stars Cafe.

Many Shelter Island locals may consider themselves regulars at Stars Café in the Heights, starting their day off with a cup of coffee or the classic “Hangover Burrito” on a Saturday morning.

One group of morning regulars, however, are so loyal to this small business that they are described by co-owner Lydia Martinez as “part of the inventory.” The group call themselves “The Knitting Club,” and can be seen sitting and laughing in front of the Heights landmark nearly every morning, bright and early. (more…)

12/05/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O'Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday that raised more than $6,000 for the Tot Lot.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday that raised more than $6,000 for the Tot Lot.

First impressions can hide as much as they reveal. But if you come away from a first encounter with someone with a feeling that they’re open and interested in you, then the relationship is already established on good terms.

So it was with David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, who recently paid $3.35 million for the Chequit Inn. Last Saturday Mr. Bowd and Mr. O’Shea introduced themselves to Shelter Island by holding a tag sale at the historic inn in the Heights where everything from spoons to sideboards were going for incredibly low prices. (more…)