Featured Story
04/02/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor, a job she recently left to move cross country with her family.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Ten years ago, Cara Loriz was appointed to chair the Island’s Conservation Advisory Committee. Ms. Loriz has since served as Reporter editor and then executive director at Sylvester Manor.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Time magazine’s cover illustrated computers in society with a story on the first orbiting digital computer, described as a “hatbox-sized model” capable of making 7,000 calculations per second.

The United States launched the first space nuclear power reactor from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. was born in New York City.

“My Fair Lady” took home the Best Picture Award as well as Academy Awards in seven other categories, including Best Director and Best Actor.

Julie Andrews, passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn for the movie role of Eliza Doolittle that she had initiated on Broadway, took the Best Actress statuette for her role in “Mary Poppins.”

And on Shelter Island … (more…)

Featured Story
03/16/15 10:00am
SUFFOLK TIMES PHOTO Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

KATHRYN ZUKOWSKI PHOTO |  Shelter Island Firefighters responded to the fire that destroyed First Universalist Church in Southold Saturday night.

It was an unusual mutual aid call for Shelter Island firefighters late Saturday night when they were pressed into service to join North Fork departments  battling a blaze at the historic Southold First Universalist Church that was totally destroyed. (more…)

03/11/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Liss Larsen in front of three of her ‘Shelter Images’ that are currently on display in the Town Hall meeting room

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Liss Larsen in front of three of her ‘Shelter Images’ that are currently on display in the Town Hall meeting room.

If you’ve attended a meeting at Town Hall recently, you may have noticed the photographs of Island artist and branding designer, Liss Larsen, and her Shelter Images. (more…)