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…)

01/03/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The happy couple at their favorite beach.

COURTESY PHOTO | Adam Ross Abel and Elizabeth Berni Schrott at their favorite beach.

Dr. Jonathan and Susan Schrott have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Berni Schrott, to Adam Ross Abel, son of Dr. Bruce and Marjorie Abel of West Hartford, Connecticut. (more…)

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08/29/14 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

Fried blowfish with gremolata — parsley, garlic and lemon.

Eating fish can be complicated and no fish is more daunting than the blowfish.

Aren’t parts of it poisonous? Why does it look nothing like a fish? Is it even edible?

To those who hesitate to eat a creature that looks like a spiny piñata, I say, you eat pineapple, right? (more…)

01/15/14 8:40am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Geese gliding on Fresh Pond.

The town is gearing up to hire consultants to test the waters of Fresh Pond.

At Tuesday’s work session the Town Board gave the go-ahead to Town Attorney Laury Dowd to draft a Request for Proposals (RFP) that the board could approve to get bids on testing the pond. In addition to the cost of testing, the board also wants a say in how the tests will be conducted, including where and how often.