Articles by

Richard Lomuscio

06/15/17 4:30pm


CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | 1946 and ’48 Chevy Cabovers.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | 1946 and ’48 Chevy Cabovers.

There has been a surge in the collector car market over the past 10 years, and nowhere is it more evident than in the number of car shows held throughout Long Island and the nation. Why is this? I believe because cars become time capsules, and one can be transported back to times of innocence and firsts. The 1950S rock and roll music always played at these shows increases the ability to capture the past. (more…)

06/11/17 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor on a typically busy summer weekend back in 2006.

Dering Harbor on a typically busy summer weekend back in 2006.

“This Coke needs a little bit more syrup,” the customer said.

“If you don’t like it, don’t drink it and get the hell out of here,” the soda jerk said.

This bit of repartee did not happen recently here. Rather it occurred some time in the 1950s to a tourist visiting Shelter Island. It was told to me a few years later.

The Reporter’s editorial last week brought this to mind as we begin to get our influx of visitors here. (more…)

06/04/17 3:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Watch out for scammers!

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Watch out for scammers!

It was good to meet County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac) and TJ Hatter from the New York State Attorney General’s office last Wednesday at the Senior Citizen Center and listen to them speak about seniors becoming victims of telephone scams.

The speakers essentially gave the same advice that Island Police Chief James Read gave me a few weeks ago: “Hang up!” (more…)

05/29/17 10:30am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island FIT Center.

With the Shelter Island 10K coming up next month, many are thinking about exercise and whether they’ve been keeping up with the standards they set for themselves for the new year.

Many seniors are always participants in this race that was started over 35 years ago. Last year’s 10K had  975 participants  and 116 of those were over 55. While the 5K drew 564 competitors  with 103 over 55.

One wheelchair competitor was over 55. Not bad! (more…)