06/20/18 12:46pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

Just a couple of minutes into his remarks to Chase Bank representatives on the Island this morning, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he was interrupted and told that he had won his case and the officials have reversed the decision to close the branch on North Ferry Road.

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06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)

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09/03/15 12:00pm
Friday Night Dialogues will feature author Peter Rupert Lighte on September 4.

Friday Night Dialogues will feature author Peter Rupert Lighte on September 4.

BY PETER FARRAR

Peter Rupert Lighte will discuss his newest book, “Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance,” at the Shelter Island Library’s Friday Night Dialogues on September 4 at 7 p.m.

Mr. Lighte, a longtime sinophile and J.P. Morgan Chase banker, is convinced we all share a world alive with rhythm and complexity. His collection of personal stories reveals just how powerfully one man’s present has been shaped by the richness of his past. He brings disparate elements of his life together in lively, evocative autobiographical essays. (more…)

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08/07/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Stella Lagudis is the new general manager of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation.

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Stella Lagudis is the new general manager of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation.

There’s a new face at the helm of the Shelter Island Heights Property Owners Corporation.

Stella Lagudis takes over from veteran Julie Ben-Susan, who is still on the job this summer, assisting in the transition to her hand-picked successor. (more…)

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06/04/14 5:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |Outside the Shelter Island Heights Beach Club, HPOC General Manager Julie Ben-Susan prepares for her retirement, but she’ll still be on Shelter Island during the summer season.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO |Outside the Shelter Island Heights Beach Club, HPOC General Manager Julie Ben-Susan prepares for her retirement, but she’ll still be on Shelter Island during the summer season.

After 15 years running the Heights Property Owners Corporation, Julie Ben-Susan will be retiring this summer. (more…)