Articles by

Richard Lomuscio

06/03/18 3:00pm
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I have discovered that when embarking on a problem-solving situation, it’s always best to rule out the most obvious. If the car won’t start, first make sure that it has gas. If the baby’s crying, first determine whether she’s hungry. If no water is coming out of the faucet, ascertain that the pump is working before drilling a new well.

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05/27/18 8:00am
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According to various reports from the federal government, substance abuse among older adults is a growing problem in this country.

Last week the Reporter had a front-page story on a vigil to recognize the “opioid crisis” on Long Island. What’s not totally recognized is how the problem is affecting seniors.  (more…)

05/21/18 10:00am
A cute (and well trained) puppy is the way to go. STOCK IMAGE

STOCK IMAGE A cute (and well trained) puppy is the way to go.

I was pleased to hear from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli last week that she’s getting out of rehab after fracturing her hip. She said she’d be back at her office this week. Great recovery Laurie! You were missed at the Center and everyone’s glad you’re returning.

Laurie recently found herself in a predicament that’s all too common with seniors. She was walking her daughter’s dog when it pulled her down. An accident, and not the pooch’s fault, but a scary situation nonetheless. (more…)

05/09/18 4:30pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO | The new pavilion under construction at Wade’s Beach.

I looked at the almost-complete pavilion at Wade’s Beach  the other day — it’s pretty spectacular.

It includes a concrete pathway to the restrooms and will soon have benches. The pavilion is a gift to the people of Shelter Island from the Lions Club. The benches are a gift from the Senior Citizens Foundation. (more…)