10/05/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO This novel is a fast-paced story about strong female characters and takes the reader through twists and turns.

COURTESY PHOTO
This novel is a fast-paced story about strong female characters and takes the reader through twists and turns.

The Banker’s Wife

Christina Alger

Putnam

This is a riveting, clever tale, a novel about three women whose stories — and fates — are interwoven.

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08/31/18 8:00am
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Jack Kiffer, the man behind The Dory.

I recently spent some time gabbing with Dory proprietor, 76-year-old Jack Kiffer. This senior citizen opens the saloon in the morning and stays until closing, which could be as late as 4 a.m. on some days.

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08/03/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Ms. Bergmann’s ‘September 11th,’ a memorial for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2012, made with bronze, steel and glass fragments from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

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Ms. Bergmann’s ‘September 11th,’ a memorial for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2012, made with bronze, steel and glass fragments from the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Island-raised sculptor and artist Meredith Bergmann’s design has been chosen for the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument in Central Park. These will be the first statues of real women in the park.

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02/17/18 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

COURTESY PHOTO | Graduation photo of the new canine unit teams taken during the January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Thirteen canine and police officer teams graduated from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department explosives detection and anti-terrorism training at a January 31 ceremony at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The canines are now official officers of the MTAPD and have small police shields affixed to their collars.

Among the new officers is Joey, a dog named in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant Joseph J. Theinert, a Shelter Island native who was killed by an IED in Afghanistan in 2010. Joey’s partner is MTAPD Officer Christopher Matias. (more…)