11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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12/20/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighters kept what could have become a serious blaze in check Tuesday morning after what initially looked like a brush fire turned out to be an electrical fire.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island Firefighters kept what could have become a serious blaze in check Tuesday morning after what initially looked like a brush fire turned out to be an electrical fire.

For the second time in less than a week, Shelter Island Firefighters responded to an early morning fire, but this time it was a smaller situation than they had faced assisting at the Sag Harbor blaze last Friday. (more…)

04/18/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Goat Hill grief
To the Editor:
My response to the April 7 letter to the editor about the situation at the Shelter Island Country Club (“New leadership for Goat Hill”) is: good grief! And I was not the only person taken aback.

How could this possibly happen? Perhaps it is now time for the county or state to take over this historical gem. It’s such a travesty. Apparently, the golf course itself is a total disaster. The clubhouse is in pretty good shape from what I have been told. (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…)