10/02/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The sign on Schmidt’s market in the Center says it all.

With no fanfare and no advance notice, Schmidt’s Market has left Shelter Island. Cars continued to pull up to the market Monday morning to be greeted by a locked door and a sign that read: “Store Closed. Thanks for your patronage!! When ‘off Island’ visit us in North Sea or Southampton!!’” (more…)

12/21/16 4:30pm
DONA BERGIN PHOTO Christmas Island

DONA BERGIN PHOTO Christmas Island

You won’t find many restaurants open for Christmas Eve or Day, although the pickings get a bit better for New Year’s Eve. But with only two days left before Christmas, you still have a lot of choices here for those last minute gifts. (more…)

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09/09/16 1:43pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The ‘Hillary special’ sign on the deli case at Schmidt’s Market is drawing attention from customers.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The ‘Hillary special’ sign on the deli case at Schmidt’s Market is drawing attention from customers.

While merchants often put aside their politics to avoid alienating customers, Zach Schmidt, who oversees Shelter Island’s Schmidt’s Market, proudly displays a sign on his deli case that appears to amuse some, anger others and please those who are vocal in their disdain for Hillary Clinton. (more…)

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02/05/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Calling into question
To the Editor:
With a letter to the editor last week (“‘Token’ appointment?”), Tracy Clark called into question the motivation and competency of the Town Board members’ recent choice of Mary Dudley to join our board as Ed Brown’s replacement for the remainder of the year. (more…)