10/20/14 10:00am
Real estate agents say that while Community Preservation Fund revenues indicate the market has slowed on Shelter Island in 2014, they believe a number of pending transactions will show an improved market in the fourth quarter. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Real estate agents say that while Community Preservation Fund revenues indicate the market has slowed on Shelter Island in 2014, they believe a number of pending transactions will show an improved market in the fourth quarter. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Real estate sales continue to lag despite the appearance of market recoveries on both the North and South forks, but Shelter Island may still be the hidden jewel in the East End’s crown for some house hunters.

There are, however, finally signs that this year’s property sales could, by the end of 2014, surpass last year’s numbers on the island. Community Preservation Funds — a 2 percent fee buyers pay to acquire property on Shelter Island — still lag behind 2013 revenue. But there has been significant movement in the past two months.  (more…)

10/18/14 4:36pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO They’re off and Jack Kimmelmann, number 376, posted a good lead early on that resulted in a fourth place finish overall for the Shelter Island youth.

Jack Kimmelmann, No. 376, finished fourth overall for the Shelter Island youth. (Credit: Beverlea Walz)

John Honerkamp of New York City and Julianne Milliman of Moriches took home top honors in Saturday’s Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. (more…)

10/09/14 10:00am
A soldier in the 1-71st Cavalry of the 10th Mountain Division bows during a memorial service for Lt. Joseph Theinert in June 2010 at the patrol base in Belanday, south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

A soldier in the 1-71st Cavalry of the 10th Mountain Division bows during a memorial service for Lt. Joseph Theinert in June 2010 at the patrol base in Belanday, south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Geophysical engineers began taking soil samples late last month in Magdalena, N.M., in order to provide recommendations on the construction of Strongpoint Theinert Ranch.  (more…)

09/20/14 12:00pm
Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to ensure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops, veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. (Credit: JoAnn Kirkland)

Chrystyna Kestler talks about the latest efforts to ensure the Strongpoint Theinert Ranch in New Mexico becomes a reality for active troops, veterans and their families and Gold Star family members who have lost relatives in war. (Credit: JoAnn Kirkland)

When Chrystyna Kestler initially conceived of creating a ranch where active service members, veterans and Gold Star families could fi nd respite and rehabilitation for a week at no cost, she picked land she and her husband owned in Magdalena, New Mexico.

The choice of where to build was an easy one, considering the stunning beauty of the southwestern landscape. (more…)

08/26/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday morning resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing against several individuals.

A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing. (Credit: file photo)

A melee aboard North Ferry boats about 2 a.m. Sunday led to the arrests of several people who apparently jumped over closed gates and, in at least one case, jumped from the ferry landing over a gap between the landing and a boat. (more…)

08/17/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted.

The Plum Island Lighthouse, built in 1869, is in disrepair with no government money to restore it. Stories persist that it’s haunted. (Credit: Julie Lane)

Tell people you’re visiting Plum Island and be prepared for a litany of the perils in store for you. You’ll be reminded of persistent rumors springing from dire biological experiments that have taken place there and that still might be going on.

Just one,“How interesting” would have been nice. (more…)

07/12/14 2:00pm
Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. (Credit: file photo)

Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island. (Credit: file photo)

When Eben Fiske Ostby deeded another 141 acres of land, including the Manor House, barns and other buildings, to the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in June, it was his determination to keep the property from becoming a site for housing development that would trample on its historical significance.  (more…)

07/11/14 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | A South Ferry boat crossing the Shelter Island Sound at sunset.

A South Ferry boat crossing the Shelter Island Sound at sunset. (Credit: Eleanor P. Labrozzi)

The Suffolk County Legislature voted unanimously to approve funding to dredge the South Ferry channel connecting Shelter Island with North Haven with work expected to be done between October 1 and January.

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