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05/12/17 12:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Warming up
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s editorial is not the half of it (“What was the point?” May 4).

At an earlier Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV) State of the Town luncheon, I led off with one of Governor Mario Cuomo’s favorite stories that he told many times. Boss Murphy stopping in a Catholic Church on the way to Tammany Hall, praying for “wisdom,” “compassion” and “kindness,” concluding, “We’ll steal the rest.”

In front of students and constituents, this display of bigotry against the Irish and condoning of theft and bribery was scandalous — perhaps there should be an independent investigation of the supervisor? (more…)

05/12/17 8:00am
Coast Guardsmen brace themselves in heavy waves during training near the Shinnecock Station. (Photo by: US Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy)

Coast Guardsmen brace themselves in heavy waves during training near the Shinnecock Station. (Photo by: US Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Muncy)

It was October 30, 1991 and just off the Atlantic coast a hurricane, a high pressure ridge, and a trough of low pressure were coalescing into a nor’easter of epic proportions that meteorologists were calling the storm of the century.  (more…)

05/04/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Friday Night Dialogues at

REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Friday Night Dialogues presents noted linguistic professor Barry Nobel on May 5 at the Shelter Island Library.

Linguistic scholars have traced the history of the English language as far back in time as 4,500 B.C., when the ancestors of much of Europe and Asia once spoke in the same mother tongue.

On Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m., noted linguistic professor, Barry Nobel, comes to “Friday Night Dialogues @ the Library” to track that history — in one hour! (more…)

03/19/17 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | Tom Clavin

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Tom Clavin tells how gunfighters tamed the West. At the library, March 31.

Dodge City, Kansas in the 1870’s was known as the most violent and turbulent town in the American West. On Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Tom Clavin will appear at the Shelter Island Library to discuss and sign copies of his newest book “Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West.” (more…)

03/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Shelter Island Library.

The Peconic Estuary Program, a partnership of local, state, and federal governments, citizens and environmental groups, businesses, and academic institutions, brings attention to the Peconic Estuary and its complicated and unique ecosystem and offers techniques to protect it. On Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m., Jenna Schwerzmann of the Peconic Estuary Program presents a lecture on the Homeowners’ Rewards Program as part of Friday Night Dialogues at Shelter Island Library.  (more…)