06/22/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

Endless Summer cocktail party, in support of the 60th annual Shelter Island Fireworks. 6 to 9 p.m., Sunset Beach. Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music and raffles. $75 in advance, $100 at the door. Details at shelterislandfireworks.com (more…)

06/09/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Twin healers Gail Staal and Tal Schwartz.

COURTESY PHOTO | Twin healers Gail Staal and Tal Schwartz.

“I walked into a bar, sat down and asked the bartender for a double. He brought out someone who looked like me!” — Rodney Dangerfield

It is said that somewhere in the world everyone has a double, sometimes called a doppelgänger. Maybe you have wondered what it would be like to meet your double, or thought about being an identical twin. It’s a curiosity that many people share.  (more…)

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

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…)