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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08/07/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO The legendary Freddy Cole is scheduled to perform next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12, at the Dory.

COURTESY PHOTO
The legendary Freddy Cole is scheduled to perform next Tuesday and Wednesday, August 11 and 12, at the Dory.

Home in Atlanta after a week’s West Coast swing, Freddy Cole spoke about the dilemma facing professional musicians.

“Sometimes when I’m home I want to be out and sometimes when I’m on the road I want to be home,” the pianist and vocalist said. “But this is what I love. I’m in the people business, so the road is what I do.” (more…)

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08/06/15 1:00pm
The Dory Bar & Restaurant (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The Dory Bar & Restaurant
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

“I’ve been doing this for about eight years and it wasn’t really an organized thing, now it’s organized.”

What Jack Kiffer, owner of Shelter Island’s The Dory bar and restaurant is refering to is the Second Annual Shelter Island Jazz Fest beginning next week.  The landmark waterfront restaurant is bringing a week’s worth of live jazz music to the island.

Read more on Shelter Island by northforker

07/26/15 8:00am
KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

Lunch at The Dory on the Island has been brightened for my wife and me by the sight of swans gliding on Chase Creek. If the the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has its way, that sight might be a thing of the past. (more…)