It was October 30, 1991 and just off the Atlantic coast a hurricane, a high pressure ridge, and a trough of low pressure were coalescing into a nor’easter of epic proportions that meteorologists were calling the storm of the century.
Here on the East End, the weather was clear and breezy. John Spillane was a pararescueman (known as a P.J.) of the Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing stationed at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. That morning, he took part in a local helicopter search for a fisherman who had been swept off a rock near Point Judith, Rhode Island. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Craft Brewery owner James Hull (right) and friend Frankie Venezia were hard at working replenishing the beer supply that had been exhausted over the July 4 holiday weekend.
The umbrellas are up outside over the picnic tables — to stay this time — as Shelter Island Craft Brewery finally opened its doors Friday on North Ferry Road with the blessing of both state and federal agencies. (more…)
An adult piping plover keeping a weather eye out for its young charge. (Credit: Don Bindler)
Our friend and photographer Don Bindler was on Shell Beach over the weekend and sent us photographs.
“The piping plover breeding season was off to a rough start,” Don writes. “It appears that two of the nests on Shell Beach failed. However, the good news is that there are at least two healthy chicks scampering around the beach. (more…)
Courtesy Photo | Rory Kennedy to screen and discuss her film “Ethel” at the Shelter Island Public Library.
Rory Kennedy takes a break from her summer holiday on Shelter Island to screen her film, “Ethel,” and discuss it with fellow Islanders at the Shelter Island Public Library’s popular Friday Night Dialogues tonight August 16.
“Ethel” — just nominated for five Emmy awards — “is a loving, touching and sometimes mischievous tribute to Ethel Kennedy … a private look inside a highly public life,” wrote The New York Times in a review prior to last October’s airing on HBO. (more…)