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11/06/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Curious
To the Editor:
A couple of errors in the October 26 Reporter article sharing the happy news that the town came in with a modest 3.6 percent budget increase for 2018  — the important one to correct being the misstatement that $1 million is in the general fund balance. (more…)

11/02/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

COURTESY PHOTO | Author Helene Stapinski speaks at Friday Night Dialogues on November 3.

MURDER IN MATERA

Writer Helene Stapinski grew up hearing lurid stories of her great-great-grandmother Vita who had committed murder in southern Italy and fled to America with her three children.

More than a century later, and over the course of 10 years, Ms. Stapinski traveled to Basilicata, a mountainous region in Italy’s “instep” to discover what really happened. (more…)

10/19/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Decoupage lanterns, a workshop for school-age children. 3 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.

Ferry Writers, hone your writing skills with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)

10/17/17 2:00pm
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the industry of the east coast.

Fish in general and oysters in particular have long been a way of life on Shelter Island, providing sustenance and a profession to generations of residents. Until the 1950s, the Shelter Island Oyster Company was a booming aquatic enterprise located on the shores of Dering Harbor. That was then, and though not as plentiful as they once were, efforts are underway across the East End to bring oysters back to local waters — which is reason enough to celebrate. (more…)