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12/11/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Beautiful life
To the Editor:
We want to thank Bella Vita Pizza for coming to our aid in a time of need. (more…)

10/02/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

With no fanfare and no advance notice, Schmidt’s Market has left Shelter Island. Cars continued to pull up to the market Monday morning to be greeted by a locked door and a sign that read: “Store Closed. Thanks for your patronage!! When ‘off Island’ visit us in North Sea or Southampton!!’” (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

06/25/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY

CHARITY ROBEY

Perhaps you will dress up, don a tie, or shave some stubbly part of your body.

You may travel a great distance, sitting in a car for hours wearing pantyhose, or packed into an airplane with a dress that wrinkles easily in the overhead compartment under someone’s rollaway. (more…)

10/01/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Island’s bounce-back following national trends

ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is  following national trends

If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.

With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.

In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)