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06/14/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Joseph Satira

Joseph Satira of Middle Island, 75, passed away on June 1, 2017.

Joseph graduated from Shelter Island High School in1959. He was one of the many stars on the baseball and basketball teams that won a championship. Joseph was the beloved husband of Rosalie; cherished father of Christine White, Joseph Jr. and Michael; and adored grandfather of six. (more…)

10/06/16 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Andrew Scott Cooper

COURTESY PHOTO | Andrew Scott Cooper

“The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran” is the newest book by noted historian and U.S./Iran relations expert, Andrew Scott Cooper. It is the story of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah, the late Shah’s widow, who currently lives in the U.S. and was a major source for this book. Back in February, 2014, which marked the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Iranian monarchy and the triumph of the revolution that brought Ayatollah Khomeini to power, Mr. Cooper discussed his “under construction” manuscript at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues.  (more…)

07/23/15 4:39pm
CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS ‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

CAROL GALLIGAN PHOTOS
‘Moonbeam,’ a perennial (coreopsis) worth having.

I’ll continue with what’s in bloom now, and it’s almost everything, but first is a favorite of mine among the full-summer perennials — coreopsis or “Moonbeam.” This is really a wonderful plant, easy to grow in full sun.

There are over 100 different species of coreopsis, many with larger and brighter flowers than Moonbeam, but none with that degree of profusion, and it’s the sense of profusion that is the species’ charm. The grandifloras hold their flowers on taller, upright stems, much like bright yellow daisies, and have an altogether different appearance. If you cut Moonbeam back carefully after its first bloom, you will get another. It also comes in pink, coreopsis rosea. (more…)