06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)

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12/29/17 12:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


The cost of a first class stamp went from 5 to 6 cents.

Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale Chaplain William Sloan Coffin were among those indicted by a Boston grand jury on charges of conspiracy to encourage violations of the draft law and both were convicted.

Dr. Norman Shumway performed the first United States heart transplant at Stanford University.

The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” went to number one on the music charts and stayed there for eight weeks.

Carrie Ann Inaba, American choreographer best known  for her role as a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”  was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

And on Shelter Island . . .


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12/04/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

Is Elite Towers stalling in moving an application forward to construct a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane? (more…)

12/03/17 3:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard visited a newly opened pubin the Chequit.

Richard visited a newly-opened pub in the Chequit.

I just heard from Senior Citizens Foundation vice-president Judy Daniels that the Senior Smarts Program will sponsor a workshop entitled “Needlepointing Christmas Ornaments” on Thursday, December 7 at the Senior Center.

The workshop will go from 9:30 am until noon and the cost is $5 to cover the needlepoint kit. Space is limited so call (631) 268-5723 to register. (more…)

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09/05/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.

Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.

Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.

Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”

And on Shelter Island . . .