09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (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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02/21/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek Dock.

For the first time in weeks, the words short-term rentals weren’t uttered during a Town Board meeting February 17.

Wayne and Donna King waited patiently while the Town Board addressed a number of routine matters before taking their turn at the podium not to save themselves money, but to help other Island baymen. (more…)

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02/09/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

Enough rules
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)

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01/13/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Save the date
To the Editor:
During my 12 years on the Town Board, I frequently heard the following requests concerning public hearing dates:
•    Don’t hold in the winter because people aren’t around
•    Don’t hold in the spring because full-time residents are busy working 16 hour days getting ready for the summer
•    Don’t hold in the summer — no one wants to spend a beautiful summer evening at a crowded meeting plus there are too many cocktail parties on Friday nights
•    Don’t hold in the fall because baymen can’t go due to scalloping.

That doesn’t leave much time for the board to conduct business! (more…)