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08/18/17 2:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

From Congressman Zeldin
To the Editor:
Anyone associating themselves with the KKK and Nazism is associating themselves with hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and a tremendously inhumane past filled with horrible evil.

This is one of the extremes that exist in our society that has a long history of trying to tear us apart. (more…)

08/03/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

Battle of the Books, young adults practice. Noon, library. Practice Thursdays and Saturdays until final battle at Stony Brook University, August 12. (631) 749-0042.

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07/28/17 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the book ‘The Resurrection of an Armenian Girl’

COURTESY PHOTO | Cover of the book ‘The Resurrection of an Armenian Girl’

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of un-important people … Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it … For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.”  

—Excerpted from a quote by William Saroyan. (more…)

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05/12/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Warming up
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s editorial is not the half of it (“What was the point?” May 4).

At an earlier Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV) State of the Town luncheon, I led off with one of Governor Mario Cuomo’s favorite stories that he told many times. Boss Murphy stopping in a Catholic Church on the way to Tammany Hall, praying for “wisdom,” “compassion” and “kindness,” concluding, “We’ll steal the rest.”

In front of students and constituents, this display of bigotry against the Irish and condoning of theft and bribery was scandalous — perhaps there should be an independent investigation of the supervisor? (more…)