08/31/18 8:00am
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

I recently spent some time gabbing with Dory proprietor, 76-year-old Jack Kiffer. This senior citizen opens the saloon in the morning and stays until closing, which could be as late as 4 a.m. on some days.

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03/18/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |  Louise Clark runs her graphic design business out of her upstairs home office on St. Mary’s Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Louise Clark runs her graphic design business out of her upstairs home office on St. Mary’s Road.

Louise Clark has lived and worked on Shelter Island for over three decades.

Today she’s a garden-growing, bee-keeping, firewood-stacking American citizen, who won’t eat mutton.

But growing up in Dublin she was Louise O’Regan, daughter of Joan and Mick, a city girl who loved to play “camogie,” a high-contact stick and ball sport. Even her husband of 20 years, Shelter Island builder and fisherman Keith Clark, is not sure when this profound transition happened. (more…)

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11/26/14 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit, which James and Linda Eklund sold for $3.35 million along with an unidentified amount of an extra payment for the good will of the business this fall, was purchased for $100,000 by a finance company in a foreclosure sale in 1994 to be resold to the couple that ran it for the past 20 years.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Chequit, which James and Linda Eklund sold for $3.35 million along with an unidentified amount of an extra payment for the good will of the business this fall, was purchased for $100,000 by a finance company in a foreclosure sale in 1994 to be resold to the couple that ran it for the past 20 years.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Willie Nelson debuted at the Grand Ole’ Opry. (more…)

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11/14/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO New owners of the Chequit are aiming for a May opening, but there’s a lot of renovation that will take place between now and then, according to a consultant working on the project.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
New owners of the Chequit are aiming for a May opening, but there’s a lot of renovation that will take place between now and then, according to a consultant working on the project.

It’s like a national security secret. But that’s the way the sellers and new owners of the Chequit are playing it, with the new management remaining anonymous.

The Inn will be back under that new management in the spring and its popular restaurant that has drawn locals and visitors alike will be reopening to the public. (more…)