05/05/15 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | A total renovation of the Chequit's interior happened over the winter. The Inn will open this Friday, May 8.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | A total renovation of the Chequit’s interior happened over the winter. The Inn will open this Friday, May 8.

A $2 million transition has quietly taken place inside the Chequit Inn.

The work has been ongoing since David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea acquired the grand old hotel celebrating more than 120 years as an Island inn, from James and Linda Eklund last fall in a $3.35 million deal. (more…)

04/16/15 11:37am
JULIE LANE PHOTO New name, but contrary to anxious worries about town, the old Redding’s is now the Marie Eiffel Market — still under Ms. Eiffel’s management as it has been since she purchased the business in March 2013. The same cooks, bakers and other staffers will still be there to meet your culinary needs.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
New name, but contrary to anxious worries about town, the old Redding’s is now the Marie Eiffel Market — still under Ms. Eiffel’s management as it has been since she purchased the business in March 2013. The same cooks, bakers and other staffers will still be there to meet your culinary needs.

01/15/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Island real estate market is on the upswing.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Island real estate market is on the upswing.

If the real estate market lagged behind the stock market in recovering, its rebound on Shelter Island began to flourish in the final quarter of 2014. Now the challenge is to find enough properties to meet buyers’ demands. (more…)

12/18/14 4:30pm

 

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.

There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.

Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)

12/04/14 2:00pm

Credit: Cyndi Murray CYNDI MURRAY PHOTO Scott Raulsome, the new owner of Burton’s Books in Greenport.

In the day and age where it seems bookstores are going the way of flip phones and 8-track tapes, quitting your job to operate one of your own could be perceived as questionable decision. But that is not so, according to Scott Raulsome, who recently purchased Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport. (more…)