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02/26/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.

Threatened state and federal cutbacks in aid to libraries would hamper Shelter Island’s efforts to fund capital projects, including installation of a generator that could provide residents with shelter and activities during a power blackout.

Library Director Terry Lucas has tapped Youth Services Librarian Anthony Vutter to participate in Library Advocacy Day on February 28 to lobby legislators in Albany to reject Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts. (more…)

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07/24/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Clarifying the position
To the Editor:
I would like to clarify my position regarding nonresident commercial harvesting inside town waters and a few other things in the Reporter article last week (“Shell fisherman seeks nonresident restrictions,” July 13). (more…)

12/17/16 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The new map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

Staying close to home
Family-run businesses are the backbone of the Shelter Island economy. And these businesses — some new, some decades old — are a huge part of what makes the Island such a unique place to live and visit.

Small-business owners also serve as defacto community leaders. They sit on boards of local nonprofits. They run for office. Above all, they get involved. (more…)

12/05/14 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O'Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday that raised more than $6,000 for the Tot Lot.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO New owners David Bowd, left, and Kevin O’Shea at the Chequit tag sale Saturday that raised more than $6,000 for the Tot Lot.

First impressions can hide as much as they reveal. But if you come away from a first encounter with someone with a feeling that they’re open and interested in you, then the relationship is already established on good terms.

So it was with David Bowd and Kevin O’Shea, who recently paid $3.35 million for the Chequit Inn. Last Saturday Mr. Bowd and Mr. O’Shea introduced themselves to Shelter Island by holding a tag sale at the historic inn in the Heights where everything from spoons to sideboards were going for incredibly low prices. (more…)