04/03/14 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Connor and his teacher, Jack Reardon.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Connor Corbett-Rice and his teacher, Jack Reardon.

What started as a telephone call from a Shelter Island teacher about what he thought “might be a story” for the Reporter has travelled far beyond the Island’s shores.

The front page feature story by staff reporter Julie Lane (see “Time in a bottle,” March 20) has taken wing, with coverage picked up from us by Newsday, all the major TV networks plus local TV, a big New York City daily and media outlets as far afield as the London Daily Mail. (more…)

03/28/14 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A sure sign of spring — a piping plover cruising over Shell Beach at sunset.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | A sure sign of spring — a piping plover cruising over Shell Beach at sunset.

Visible signs

If nothing else, the winter of 2013-2014 has provided us with endless small talk openings to more substantial conversations. But even though the calendar says it’s been spring for a week, you could’ve fooled us, although this weekend holds some promise. (more…)

03/13/14 7:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO |  Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Water Advisory Committee Chairman John Hallman.

Getting it done
Something unusual happened around here Monday night.

A town leader called for action on an issue without forming a study group or insisting on taking an “on the one hand, but on the other hand” tactic to working through a problem. (more…)