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11/21/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Center Post Office.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Center Post Office.

CPF debate
To the Editor:
Last Friday I spoke before the Town Board and voiced my concern about sharing the revenues from the CPF real estate transfer tax between purchasing of development rights and open space with water quality initiatives. Thanks to The Reporter for covering our discussion in the online article, “Resident: Don’t change Community Preservation Fund.” (more…)

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11/03/14 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Louis and Anita Cicero standing before one of their ‘Walls of Fame’ of Island memorabilia.

Louis Cicero has been Shelter Island’s barber for 55 years. Equal parts town historian, mayor, confessor and known to all as “Louie the Clip,” he also, by the way, has a beautiful head of hair.

Louis and his wife, Anita, have been partners in hair care and life for 37 years. Some couples finish each other’s sentences. Louis and Anita start the same sentence simultaneously, and keep talking until one of them capitulates, letting the other finish. (more…)

03/21/14 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Connor Corbett-Rice at the Shelter Island Yacht Club this week. Three years ago he wrote a message and placed it in a wine bottle before it was launched on a remarkable sea voyage.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Connor Corbett-Rice at the Shelter Island Yacht Club this week. Three years ago he wrote a message and placed it in a wine bottle before it was launched on a remarkable sea voyage.

Walking a private, seldom travelled stretch of sand in Cave Cay in the Bahamas in early February, a couple from Bermuda spied a corked wine bottle washed up on the beach. Going closer, Carol and Andrew Gracie saw a message tucked inside. (more…)