David Rogers, a professor of sociology and a devoted summer resident of Shelter Island, where he moonlighted as a jazz piano player for nearly 40 years, died on February 27 at his home in Manhattan. He was 88.
The cause of death was prostate cancer, his family said. (more…)
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The centuries-old tradition of cultivating oysters in and around Shelter Island waters is surging back from near extinction.
Over the years, pollution, economic downturns and climate change have taken their toll, but oyster farming has come back strong of late. Its success, ironically, may have created a new challenge, as efforts to protect and expand aquaculture leases have clashed with the region’s marine recreation industry. (more…)
Thomas George Morritt
Thomas George Morritt, a resident of Shelter Island for more than 20 years, died on February 16, 2018 after a brief illness at his Florida home. His wife of 63 years, Bettianne, was by his side. (more…)
Lois Sawyer Weir, who summered on Shelter Island for more than 30 years, passed away on December 21, 2017, surrounded by her children at her home in Boca Grande, Florida. (more…)
There are a couple of old sayings that sum up our feelings when important people in our lives pass away.
The ranks are thinning, you will hear, as well as that the cemeteries are filled with irreplaceable people. Both statements are true and untrue, since every day people pick up a fallen standard. (more…)