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04/07/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jim Hull creating the recipe for a new porter, as yet unnamed, featuring vanilla bean, bourbon and Island honey at Shelter Island Craft Brewery on North Ferry Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Jim Hull creating the recipe for a new porter, as yet unnamed, featuring vanilla bean, bourbon and Island honey at Shelter Island Craft Brewery on North Ferry Road.

In the early 1970s, Jim Hull was one of the 3,600 ironworkers who built the World Trade Center.

He lived in Queens but he loved to get to the site early in the morning, sit on a bench with a cup of coffee and listen to the city come to life.

“Total silence, then the fans started up on top of the buildings, then the traffic started and the horns and by 9 o’clock the jack hammers were going and the beast was alive,” Jim said. “It was just beautiful.” (more…)

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09/23/15 11:03am
At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a 'radical' solution to repeated building code violations

At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a ‘radical’ solution to repeated building code violations

Councilman Paul Shepherd suggested at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that property owners who consistently defy Building Department regulations should be punished by doing community service. (more…)

06/23/15 8:16am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  The Shelter Island Craft Brewery, on North Ferry Road, will remain shuttered for the time being until federal regulations are in order.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Shelter Island Craft Brewery, on North Ferry Road, will remain shuttered for the time being until federal regulations are in order.

The Shelter Island Craft Brewery that opened its doors for a “soft” opening just a few days earlier, promptly closed them last Friday — just before one of the season’s biggest weekends. (more…)

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06/15/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happy days. James Hull, proprietor of the just-opened Shelter Island Craft Brewery, drawing a cold one for customers at the brew pub’s opening last week.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Happy days. James Hull, proprietor of the just-opened Shelter Island Craft Brewery, drawing a cold one for customers at the brew pub’s opening last week.

Shelter Island’s first craft brew pub is open, offering a range of regular products and a rotating list of special beers on the site of the former Roy Reeves Insurance agency offices on the corner of Route 114 and Jaspa Road.

The Shelter Island Craft Brewery had a “soft opening” on Friday and will officially cut the ribbon on Thursday, just in time for the 10K weekend. (more…)