07/17/18 12:00pm
ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO Finley Shaw, right, and Adrienne Conzelman this week at Finley’s Fiction.

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Finley Shaw, right, and Adrienne Conzelman this week at Finley’s Fiction.

Many Shelter Islanders look forward to summer as an opportunity not only to relax, but to relax while simultaneously — and usually, slowly — bettering their brains with books. Finley’s Fiction, a new bookstore located across the street from the Chequit’s White Hill Cafe hopes to help patrons do exactly that by offering a carefully-curated selection of new releases, literary classics and beach reads. (more…)

06/20/18 12:46pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

Just a couple of minutes into his remarks to Chase Bank representatives on the Island this morning, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he was interrupted and told that he had won his case and the officials have reversed the decision to close the branch on North Ferry Road.

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06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)