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…)
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…)
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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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Bounty of the season. A holiday cheese basket on display at Table of Content General Store in the Center.
There’s plenty of holiday bustle around the Island leading up to Christmas.
Retailers have stocked shelves with gifts to satisfy a wide variety of tastes. But if you’re planning Christmas dinner here, it better be at home or with friends or relatives, because no Island restaurants will be serving on the 25th. (more…)