09/02/17 11:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (aka Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

In these final, frantic days of summer, Codger is looking forward to the real life that begins after Labor Day, not only the draining of the Island but the new political season. Elections! Lawsuits! Deer hunting! Septic scares! There’s even an online remake of a superhero series called “The Tick”! (more…)

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08/18/17 2:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

From Congressman Zeldin
To the Editor:
Anyone associating themselves with the KKK and Nazism is associating themselves with hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and a tremendously inhumane past filled with horrible evil.

This is one of the extremes that exist in our society that has a long history of trying to tear us apart. (more…)

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03/21/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Perceived problem
To the Editor:
The recent article on affordable housing (“What Shelter Island’s future can afford,” March 3) was well written and timely.

However, it was rife with speculation and opinion and did not belong on the front page. The article provided little or no data to substantiate the long list of perceived social problems facing our community. (more…)

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12/08/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee member Hank Amann doesn’t object to efforts to increase the deer cull, but believes 4-poster units will always be necessary to curb the incidence of tick-borne diseases.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Deer & Tick Committee member Hank Amann doesn’t object to efforts to increase the deer cull, but believes 4-poster units will always be necessary to curb the incidence of tick-borne diseases.

With the unanimous consent of the Deer & Tick Committee, the Town Board is expected to make a provisional appointment early in 2016 of a wildlife and animal control officer to manage the deer population, including culling the herd. (more…)

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10/07/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, left, and candidate Art Williams, after speaking Tuesday to the Women’s Community Club at the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, right, and candidate Art Williams, after speaking Tuesday to the Women’s Community Club at the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

Incumbent Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty defended his record and candidate Art Williams attacked it.

There were no surprises at a meet-the-candidates luncheon Tuesday hosted by the Women’s Community Club at the Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. (more…)