Featured Story
07/11/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Peer-to-peer
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s coverage of the short-term rental situation is so one-sided it shows how unfamiliar people are with the process of renting through Airbnb and the benefits of the sharing economy. (more…)

Featured Story
07/01/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A writer takes issue with Pastor Stephen Fearing's public position on guns.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A writer takes issue with Pastor Stephen Fearing’s public position on guns.

A church divided?
To the Editor:
In the aftermath of a tragedy people come to church to find solace. They pray, they seek answers and many will shake their fist.

Being a man of God in any faith during a time of war is no doubt a difficult vocation. These leaders must often be tempted to use the pulpit to espouse personal political leanings. But these are the laws of men, not God, and not at all what a congregation comes to hear. Those debates are easily accessible in all forms of media. (more…)

Featured Story
06/24/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A letter writer asks people to contribute to the annual Shelter Island Fireworks show.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | A letter writer asks people to contribute to the annual Shelter Island Fireworks show.

Save the date
To the Editor:
We hope everyone has marked their calendar for the annual Shelter Island Fireworks — July 9 at 9 p.m.

Last year we were able to save our beloved fireworks show, but we need your help again this year. (more…)

Featured Story
06/16/16 8:00am
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK A featured letter this week is calling on the Town Board to regulate short term rentals booked through the internet.

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK A featured letter this week is calling on the Town Board to regulate short term rentals booked through the internet.

A pressing menace
To the Editor:
Flophouse — it’s what comes to mind thinking about what is happening on Shelter Island.

Dating back to the 19th century, a flophouse was a place offering cheap, substandard lodging and services; it’s occupants were mainly transient. (more…)