09/27/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTOS Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

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Rebekah Brown and Abraham Susser were married last Saturday afternoon.

Rebekah and Abraham met and fell in love on Shelter Island and worked together at Vine Street Café during the summers of their courtship. Their wedding on the first day of fall was warm and sunny, but more to the point, marine conditions were perfect, since the bride arrived in an Island-made boat that was borrowed and blue.

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07/28/18 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Katie, a two-and-a-half year-old mini Labradoodle who’s been certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
Katie, a two-and-a-half year-old mini Labradoodle who’s been certified by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

I had a delightful time at the Senior Center last Wednesday.

Director Laurie Fanelli asked me to come over to see the visiting therapy dog who was coming to the Silver Circle. I told Laurie that I had an appointment in Sag Harbor (I was on the track of a new computer) and I also had the grandkids in tow. I had also promised them lunch at Panera Bread.

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05/22/18 4:30pm
KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.

KARL GROSSMAN PHOTO Environmentalists and public officials in Suffolk County would rather see wind farm development, above, than oil drilling off the Atlantic shores.

By 2030, New York State aims to be capable of producing 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind energy — and create nearly 5,000 related jobs.

The New York State Department of Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) completed an offshore wind energy master plan in January. (more…)

04/26/18 2:00pm
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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO  |  Guests in the derby attire at the 2016 Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the Shelter Island Historical Society.

AND THEY’RE OFF!

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s annual Kentucky Derby Party at the Havens Barn is Saturday, May 5. The Derby party is a thank you event for Historical Society members. Annual membership begins at $50. To join the SIHS, visit shelterislandhistorical.org or call (631) 749-0025. (more…)

02/08/18 3:56pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Army veteran James Colligan, and former Marines Michael (Zack) Mundy and Tom Spotteck rehearse for The Telling Project, which will be offered at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on February 16.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | Army veteran Jim Colligan, and former Marines Michael (Zack) Mundy and Tom Spotteck rehearse for The Telling Project, which will be offered at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater on February 16.

(This is Part I of a two-part series and ran in the February 8, 2018 edition of the Reporter.  The second installment will appear in the February 15, 2018 edition.)

The stories of the men and women who deploy with the military are as varied as the individuals themselves and the conflicts in which they serve.

But often the issues and intricacies of military life are not something that people outside the armed services can easily understand. Enter The Telling Project, a national non-profit organization that brings the experience of veterans to the stage in order to deepen civilian understanding of the military and its personnel. Since 2014, the Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Fund (JJTMF), which was created in honor of 1st Lt. Theinert after he was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010, has been partnering with The Telling Project to put local veterans and Gold Star family members in front of East End audiences to share their stories. (more…)