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…)

11/14/18 2:00pm

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From left, Jason, Joshua and Toby Green.

Last week while sitting in STARs Café — where I have been like a piece of the furniture since retiring seven years ago — Mary Ellen Adipietro was proudly talking to the group about Joshua Green’s latest victory. (more…)

07/06/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

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Kal Lewis on his way to breaking the all-time fresman cross country record at the Sunken Meadow course in September.

I have been reflecting on Kal Lewis, a sophomore at Shelter Island High School, who twice this spring ran 4:15 for 1,600 meters and then won the New York State D-2 1,600 meter title.

Kal has taken 24 seconds off the previous school record  of 4:39.6 set by Ian Thomson 20 years ago —five years before Kal was born. His 4:15 is the single greatest track run ever by a Shelter Island runner. (more…)

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06/04/18 4:30pm
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO The Shelter Island Running Club oceanside after the East Hampton Bonac 5K for Wellness on May 20.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO The Shelter Island Running Club ocean-side after the East Hampton Bonac 5K for Wellness on May 20.

The Running Club at the Shelter Island School is celebrating its sixth year.

What started as an unofficial track club in 2011 with Toby Green and Bryan Gallagher evolved into a school-sponsored program a year later. (more…)

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05/01/18 10:00am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO Coach Bryan Gallagher with the Shelter Island School spring track varsity girls team. From left, Justine Karen, Emma Gallagher, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Francesca Frasco and Lindsey Gallagher.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
Coach Bryan Gallagher with the Shelter Island School spring track varsity girls team. From left, Justine Karen, Emma Gallagher, Lyng Coyne, Isabella Sherman, Francesca Frasco and Lindsey Gallagher.

It’s finally starting to feel like spring as the action on the track continues to heat up.

On April 26, the Shelter Island School varsity girls spring track team traveled with the Greenport/Southold combined girls team to McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead for a dual meet against Mercy. (more…)