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05/26/17 8:00am

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The U.S. Census Bureau, which conducts extensive counts every 10 years, has just released its interim report showing population changes from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016.

For Shelter Island, the Census Bureau reports an increase of one year-round resident, with a tally of 2,412 in 2015 and 2,413 by July 1, 2016.

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05/25/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)

05/25/17 2:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO  |  The 2017 Lions Club Citizens of the Year, Al and Tippi Bevans at the Reporter’s office.

2017 CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Each year, the Shelter Island Lions Club bestows its Citizenship Award on an individual (or two) who embodies the spirit of volunteerism in the community. This year’s recipients are Tippi and Al Bevan who run the Shelter Island Food Pantry and deliver food to homebound Islanders through the Meals on Wheels program. Members of the Lions Club will present the award to the Bevans at a dinner on Thursday, May 25 at The Pridwin. Tickets are $45 and are available at the library. (more…)

05/25/17 11:59am

Built as “Bass Creek Cottage” for the Nicholl family around 1890, the 10-bedroom Manor House at Mashomack Preserve has evolved to fit the needs of successive residents, with the most recent adaptations completed by The Nature Conservancy last year.

The house was used as a private home until it was leased in the 1960s by a hunt club, which transformed it into a lodge for guests, adding private bathrooms to the bedrooms. The club also expanded the dining room and upgraded the kitchen to accommodate cooking for large parties. The grand front porch was removed and replaced with a brick terrace. (more…)