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06/30/19 8:00am

Nora Beate Sigerist Beeson, editor, author, translator, land-preservationist and musician, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at age 97 in New York City. The cause was Alzheimer’s Disease. (more…)

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05/19/19 11:00am


The Town of Shelter Island, The Nature Conservancy and the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning are hosting a public meeting at the Mashomack Preserve Manor House Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss the county’s Aquaculture Lease Program. (more…)

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05/19/19 8:00am

Timothy J. Bohen

Timothy (Tim) J. Bohen of Lakeview Drive died on May 2, 2019 at the East End Hospice’s Kanas inpatient facility from a stroke and complications of Parkinson’s Disease. (more…)

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04/29/19 10:00am


The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II departed from Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City.

American writer Norman Mailer won the first of his two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award for “Armies of the Night.”

Jockey Bill Hartack rode Majestic Prince to a first place finish in the 95th Kentucky Derby with a recorded time of 2:01.8.

The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to take the 23rd NBA Championship.

Marine Major Charles Robb, husband to Lynda Byrd Johnson Robb, returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam to meet his daughter, Lucinda, who was born six months earlier, during his deployment.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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04/05/19 10:00am


To the Editor:
My family has summered on Shelter Island for over 25 years. Sailing into Coecles Harbor, we witnessed the slow decay of the cabin on Taylor’s Island and then, the amazing restoration of the island. Access by boat is easy. (more…)