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WALT WHITMAN

WALT WHITMAN

The most famous native of Suffolk County is Walt Whitman and much of the poet’s work was closely tied to his birthplace. “Starting from the fish-shape Paumanok, where I was born,” he wrote in “Leaves of Grass.”

He always referred to Long Island by its Native American name. From here, he wrote, “I strike up a New World.” (more…)

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ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Setter Kenna McCarthy placing one perfectly for her teammates in the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team's win against Mercy Monday .

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Setter Kenna McCarthy placing one perfectly for her teammates in the Shelter Island varsity volleyball team’s win against Mercy Monday.

When I was a kid, there was a certain stereotyping involved in sports.

The slower baseball player was usually made into the catcher. The big kid always played on the line in football. And in volleyball, if you were short, you were the setter. All these crucial positions, perhaps not coincidentally, are underrated and under-appreciated by the casual sports fan. (more…)