07/29/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

Residents across Long Island whose wallets continue to be squeezed for electricity at a rate higher than nearly anywhere else in the country didn’t need to read a 34-page audit to know that current costs are unsustainable and unacceptable. (more…)

07/26/15 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital has become part of somthing bigger.

COURTESY PHOTO Eastern Long Island Hospital has become part of somthing bigger.

For Eastern Long Island Hospital, a rural community health care facility with a $50 million annual budget, the process of choosing which major Long Island hospital system to join could not have been easy. (more…)

07/16/15 2:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC |

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC |

Proving a point
Shelter Islanders are worried about water.

As if it was needed, there’s now proof that statement is true. Concerns about drinking water and wastewater flowing into surrounding surface water are not just aired on this page of the Reporter or in our news stories, but are shared by the general public. (more…)

07/03/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, we should recall those words near the beginning of the Declaration of Independence that changed the world.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

America witnessed a living example of those words that every school child is taught, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in a 5 to 4 decision, that people of the same gender are free to marry one another in all 50 states. (more…)

06/25/15 12:00pm
JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

JUDY CARD PHOTO | The start of a wet and wonderful Shelter Island day.

Shelter Island is the perfect sport for distance runs, and not just for the physical beauty that runners race through, but for the spirit of those who turn out to cheer the athletes on their quest.

No records were set for the 36th annual running of the Island’s signature sporting event and weekend party, except if you count that it’s the first time the race was run in the rain.

Physical beauty, with the heavens opening up above the Island all afternoon? Yes. (more…)