No reporter during my lifetime was more admired by his peers than Homer Bigart, who was awarded, along with many other honors, two Pulitzer Prizes for his work as a war correspondent.
By the time I joined the ranks of the ink-stained wretches in the early 1960s, Bigart had such a towering reputation that it was not uncommon to hear colleagues refer to him – without a trace of irony – as “the legendary Homer Bigart.” So I was mildly surprised to learn that he was a late bloomer. (more…)
Welcome to the first installment of Island Bites, my food column for the Shelter Island Reporter. I’m excited to be sharing the space with Charity Robey, and I hope you enjoy my easy-to-follow recipes. The column’s name stems from the distinctive local sources of food available here, many of which, besides being highly nutritious, require minimal cooking and preparation. In upcoming installments, I’ll feature simple recipes for Island staples like clams, fish, blackberries, vegetables from Sylvester Manor and much more. (more…)
Because of the wide public interest in an upcoming pubic hearing to discuss draft legislation on short-term rentals scheduled for Friday, January 27, the Town Board has ordered the meeting to be moved from Town Hall to the Shelter Island School auditorium, 33 North Ferry Road.
The time for the meeting remains the same — 4:30 p.m.
The draft resolution to be discussed can be found on the town’s website at shelterislandtown.us/ and by clicking on “Town Topics”’ and “Upcoming Hearings & Laws.”
Donald Trump, who has been sworn in as president of the United States today, considers the four years he spent at the New York Military Academy (NYMA) pivotal in his life — as does an East End-based doctor who also is a graduate.
Not only did Dr. Allen L. Fein, a clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University School of Medicine and a specialist as a family physician, go to NYMA, but so did his two older brothers. And his brother, Jared Fein, was in the same graduating class as Mr. Trump. (more…)