06/01/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year's numbers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Real estate sales on Shelter Island spiked in the first quarter of this year over last year’s numbers.

Shelter Island Community Preservation Fund numbers that struggled through the first three quarters of 2014 to show an increase over the previous year, are 50 percent higher in the first four months of this year, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)

05/22/15 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Kate Cunningham and Howard Johansen at Vue.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Kate Cunningham and Howard Johansen at Vue.

Businesses are gearing up for the summer of 2015 to make our lives more interesting, easier and hopefully, a whole lot tastier. The biz buzz this year is on the new and the revamping of some old favorites, as well as the addition of several professional service providers. (more…)

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…)