01/02/18 12:00pm
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

Recently, the website Breitbart News reported that Steve Bannon had headlined a New York City fundraiser for  Congressman Lee Zeldin that produced significant contributions to Mr. Zeldin’s campaign fund. No dollar amounts were given. (more…)

10/01/16 8:00am
 FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

Now that town beaches are open again to old men and the dogs who own them, Codger and Cur are blissfully back on the sand.

Standing on Wades Beach of an early morning, gazing at Shell Beach in the distance bisecting the sea and the sky, Codger just wants to take root. Despite its own nagging issues of ticks, water and short-term rentals, Shelter Island seems cocooned from the turbulence beyond the waters.

Cur concurs.

But then there will be a flash in cyberspace and the ever-lurking bridge to the mainland reappears. This time it was a tweet from Lee Zeldin, who represents the Island in the 1st Congressional District. He wrote: “Suspect in custody. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick.” (more…)

08/19/16 8:00am
 FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

The Reporter has used this space several times in the past to commend Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) for his efforts to ensure that certain East End concerns — helicopters, clean water, preserving Plum Island — are heard in Washington.

Although praising a congressman for taking care of constituent services is like congratulating an employee for punctuality, many representatives only begin to listen to their district when elections are closing in.

But our voice in the House of Representatives also has to speak about critical issues facing the country, and to make a stand to protect and defend the Constitution when it faces dangers. One of those dangers is the possibility that Donald Trump would become president and commander-in-chief. (more…)