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07/19/19 2:00pm

JUDY CARD PHOTOS Tom Cronin coming in to Wades Beach Wednesday afternoon after his record-breaking journey from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back.

One storm “put the fear of God in me,” Tom Cronin said Friday, safe at home on Shelter Island.

The retired Shelter Island Police officer was 22 miles offshore on his jet ski when he was in the middle of 5-foot waves and lightning strikes. Unable to get to land, he had to ride out the storm for about two hours. (more…)

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07/18/19 4:30pm

About to come ashore Wednesday to Wades Beach at the end of his record-breaking jet ski trip, Tom Cronin was greeted by family and friends, who came  to celebrate his journey from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back.

“I will never do this again,” Tom Cronin announced as he climbed off his jet ski at Wades Beach shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday. He was talking about his record-breaking trip from Shelter Island to the Bahamas and back. (more…)

06/21/19 8:00am

JASON GREEN PHOTO Tom Cronin, left, and Toby Green, bound for Florida, and the record book

Continuing our adventures with Shelter Island’s thrill-seeking buddies, Toby Green and Tom Cronin — two middle-aged family men who still have much exploration left in their lives — here’s the news. (more…)

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05/24/19 4:30pm


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

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…)