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01/22/16 4:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO An IGA worker restocked the milk supply late Friday afternoon.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | An IGA employee restocked the milk supply late Friday afternoon.

As  the winter storm made its way toward New York, Shelter Islanders prepared for what is now predicted to be between 5 to 9 inches of the white stuff, according to the National Weather Service. (more…)

10/01/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Island’s bounce-back following national trends

ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is  following national trends

If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.

With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.

In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)

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04/02/15 4:30pm
JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO  Cornucopia owner Mary Lou Eichhorn showed off the many Easter-themed gifts available at her shop.

JOANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Cornucopia owner Mary Lou Eichhorn showed off the many Easter-themed gifts available at her shop.

It must be spring, weather notwithstanding, since Islanders who want a holiday meal at a restaurant this weekend won’t have to take a ferry to find several choices for Easter dinner. (more…)

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03/18/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The “for sale” sign in Schmidt's window is gone,  but the town is putting pressure  on the owner to conform to the rules.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
The “for sale” sign in Schmidt’s window is gone, but the town is putting pressure on the owner to conform to the rules.

The mystery of what’s going on at Schmidt’s was aired at Town Hall Tuesday with some new information added to the puzzle. Supervisor Jim Dougherty said at the Town Board work session that Schmidt’s has until April 15 to upgrade its septic system before some action is taken. (more…)