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03/09/18 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

For generations, the classified pages of the Reporter has been the go-to source for people on Shelter Island in search of a new job, an upcoming yard sale or a used car.

The classifieds section has provided a platform for people to both buy and sell goods and services and has been an integral part of the newspaper. (more…)

02/13/18 4:30pm
Sweets for the sweet.

Sweets for the sweet.

The traditional American song, “Careless Love,” recorded many times, but owned by Bessie Smith, speaks to what can happen when an accelerated heart rate combines with being struck suddenly blind, staring at a light all around one person.

“Love, oh love, oh careless love/You fly through my head like wine/You’ve wrecked the life of many a poor soul/And you nearly spoiled this life of mine.”

This love-with-consequences theme goes back to the man who gives his name to the holiday tomorrow. St. Valentine believed in love so fervently that he fearlessly married Christian couples in ancient Rome when doing so was a capital offense. (more…)

01/19/18 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.

COURTESY PHOTOS Congressman Lee Zeldin, left, and President Donald Trump.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who represents the Island, revealed a lot about himself last week when he came to the defense of President Donald Trump’s racist and vulgar description of African countries and Haiti. (more…)