01/19/18 2:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Idowu Ogundipe, the business leader of the Shelter Island School.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Idowu Ogundipe, the business leader of the Shelter Island School.

In the second of a series of school budget meetings, district business official Idowu Ogundipe told the Board of Education Tuesday night administrative costs could be $1.3 million, up $52,680 from the current year’s spending. (more…)

11/04/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Laurie Fanelli, Claire Freese, Susan Baron, Alison Binder, Virginia Springsteen, Giovanna Ketcham, Robert Springsteen and Jeanne Compton visited Blossom Hollow Ranch last week.

COURTESY PHOTO | From left: Laurie Fanelli, Claire Freese, Susan Baron, Alison Binder, Virginia Springsteen, Giovanna Ketcham, Robert Springsteen and Jeanne Compton visited Blossom Hollow Ranch last week.

I  just heard from Senior Center Director Laurie Fanelli that she’s considering instituting a walking program for older folk. She’s envisioning a “walk and talk” along Louis’ beach on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon.

“This would be for seniors who enjoy companionship, like walking and want to reduce their chances of developing health problems,” Laurie explained, adding that the walks may possibly improve walkers’ memories. And everyone is welcome, even those with walkers, she said. (more…)

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12/11/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

True meaning
To the Editor:
Last year, I asked the town supervisor about erecting a manger scene along with the Christmas tree and menorah.

I got nowhere, and was told the town didn’t have the money to purchase one. I was going to buy it for the town, but realized they have a lot more money than I do, with my only income being Social Security. (more…)

10/10/15 8:00am
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | Airbnbs on the Island? Codger is on the case

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK | Airbnbs on the Island? Codger is on the case

Codger hates to admit that he was shocked — shocked! —  to read last month that the Island shelters scores of unlicensed bed-and-breakfasts, but he has been stewing about it ever since.

Now, when he patrols the Rock with his canine escort, they are alert to the clues of underground rooming houses — flocks of cars in a driveway, moony couples eating banana cake on a porch, drifty shoulder-to-shoulder bicyclists, the clink of ice in newly installed wet bars. The dog takes notes. (more…)

03/28/15 3:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO

RICHARD LOMUSCIO

I read with interest and can recommend the insert in last week’s Reporter, Northforker 50+.

It’s loaded with senior-sensitive ads as well as stories of seniors reinventing themselves after age 50. There’s also advice on dating, diet and exercise. (more…)