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02/05/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Frank Emmett and his wife, Colleen with one of the many creatures, great and small, sharing their home on Baldwin Road.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Frank Emmett and his wife, Colleen with one of the many creatures, great and small, sharing their home on Baldwin Road.

Frank Emmett has lived on Shelter Island with his wife, Colleen Smith, for 24 years. But when he speaks, you’re reminded that although Frank is every inch an Islander, he learned to talk elsewhere. (more…)

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02/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE |The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

JULIE LANE | The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

Henny Penny may have been hysterical in claiming the sky is falling. But it’s a reality that the roof on the Medical Center is badly leaking and can’t wait for outside funds to pay for repairs. (more…)

01/18/16 2:00pm
COURTERY PHOTO | Ben Jones

COURTESY PHOTO | Ben Jones

Did you ever have a tree fall on you? Neither have I, but last Thursday when I heard Ben Jones had passed away in Florida, I think I know what it feels like.

The news came as a shock, even if it was expected when 93- year-old Ben and his wife Betty said goodbye and left for Florida last month (see the Reporter Thursday for a full obituary of Ben). (more…)

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01/15/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |  A common sight, especially in the summer months, of traffic backed up in Greenport leading to North Ferry boats.

Following a period of discontent on the part of Greenport officials with North Ferry’s traffic routing and wear and tear on roads, the Southold Transportation Commission is waiting for a report from the village before it schedules a meeting with representatives of both sides.

Commission Chairman Neboysha Brashich said Monday that Greenport officials have promised to submit a “white paper” — a detailed report on a single issue — by the end of the month describing steps taken by the village to deal with problems. (more…)

01/09/16 11:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO

If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone 749-1000, extension 18.If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone 749-1000, extension 18.

We had one response to last week’s mystery photo, and it was dead on. Judi Mandl of Laurel knew immediately that the photo (see below) shows the lane for vehicles leaving Shelter Island via North Ferry. (more…)