09/13/17 5:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO From left, Moira Smiley, Seamus Egan and Kyle Sanna performing in concert. All three will be making music creekside at Sylvester Manor on September 16, 2017.

COURTESY PHOTO | COURTESY PHOTO
From left, Moira Smiley, Seamus Egan and Kyle Sanna performing in concert. All three will be making music creekside at Sylvester Manor on September 16, 2017.

Seamus Egan spends a lot of time on the road. On Monday, the multi-talented musician, a founding member of the band Solas, returned home from a gig in Alaska.

“We were up there five days and six nights,” said Mr. Egan by phone shortly after landing in Philadelphia, where he lives. “There was an active solar flare going on there. The last night leaving the hotel to go to the airport, we saw a few bits of it.”  (more…)

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05/29/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Center Post Office.

Late date
To the Editor:
The first transatlantic telegraph cable from Newfoundland to Ireland was laid in 1858.

At this late date in time it surely must be possible to successfully install an electric cable underwater from Southold to Shelter Island capable of meeting our future energy needs with the least negative impact on our community.
PENNY KERR
Shelter Island (more…)

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05/26/15 8:00am
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Support our troops
To the Editor:
Throughout the year, members of the Shelter Island American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary send out thank you letters and care packages to our active duty service members. We are in the process of updating our mailing list and would like to include anyone who is from Shelter Island, or who has family living on Shelter Island. (more…)

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05/13/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Lions Club Citizen of the Year Jack Monaghan relaxing on ‘his’ bench outside Dr. Frank Kestler’s office on North Ferry Road.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Lions Club Citizen of the Year Jack Monaghan relaxing on ‘his’ bench outside Dr. Frank Kestler’s office on North Ferry Road.

Jack Monaghan is a man who can’t say no.

That’s why he’s involved in so many volunteer efforts and why the Lions Club has named him its Citizen of the Year, an award he’ll receive at a dinner in his honor at the Pridwin Hotel on Thursday, May 21. (more…)

03/06/15 12:32pm
COURTESY PHOTO |

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The great Gaels of Ireland

Are men that God made mad,

For all their wars are merry, 

And all their songs are sad. 

Those words are from the English poet G.K. Chesterton. They were published in 1911 as part of “The Ballad of the White Horse,” an account in verse of Alfred the Great, King of Wessex -— sometimes regarded as the first king of England. (more…)