04/18/14 3:03pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |
Becky Smith at her Shelter Island Florist shop stands ready to fill your Easter order and to help you prepare for spring plantings.

Perhaps a furious and prolonged winter has taken its toll on Shelter Island restaurant owners. Just a few of them are planning to open for Easter dinner. But enough will be operating to give you choices if you want to avoid staying home and doing the cooking yourself. (more…)

03/19/14 10:19am
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Harry Brigham at the Shelter Island Country Club bar will be taking over the general manager’s spot for the club.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Harry Brigham at the Shelter Island Country Club bar will be taking over the general manager’s spot for the club.

Restaurateur Dan Murray from Poxabogue Golf Center’s Fairway Restaurant in Bridgehampton will be extending his franchise this year, taking the helm of the Shelter Island Country Club restaurant. (more…)

02/12/14 1:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Becky Smith, The Shelter Island Florist, has some tips on choices for Valentine's Day.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Becky Smith, The Shelter Island Florist, has some tips on choices for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t buy your Valentine red roses unless that’s his/her flower of choice.

That’s the advice of Shelter Island Florist Becky Smith who said red roses are “the biggie” for Valentine’s Day. But if your Valentine prefers yellow roses, for example, stick with what you know they like, Ms. Smith said. (more…)

01/27/14 5:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach last Autumn during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the North Fork and the Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Drill rigs rusting at Crescent Beach last Autumn during botched efforts to run an electric cable between the North Fork and the Island.

There’s no start date and there might not even be a plan.

The LIPA cable project that ground to a halt after months of missed deadlines, botched work, cost overruns and cheery reports that all was well, is now in the hands of the new power provider, PSEG. (more…)