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10/30/17 11:43am
JULIE LANE PHOTO It’s not over until it’s over. Strong gusts of wind brought down this stately tree at the corner of New York Avenue and West Neck Road at mid morning.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
It’s not over until it’s over. Strong gusts of wind brought down this stately tree at the corner of New York Avenue and West Neck Road at mid morning.

Just when Islanders thought the worst had passed from the heavy rains and winds that whipped the area last night and early this morning, they found that the calm  that followed was only temporary.

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07/22/17 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone  (a ka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Codger at home with Crone (aka a Lois B. Morris) and Cur (Milo) at their West Neck Road home.

In celebration of his second anniversary at this corner, Codger is available for questions.

Is it impolite to honk at three bicyclists riding slowly abreast in front of my car?
It certainly is, and it violates the spirit of Shelter Island civility, libertarianism and passive-aggression. Honking can only be justified as an alternative to running them over. Codger disapproves of that, in most cases. (more…)

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07/11/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Peer-to-peer
To the Editor:
The Reporter’s coverage of the short-term rental situation is so one-sided it shows how unfamiliar people are with the process of renting through Airbnb and the benefits of the sharing economy. (more…)

07/18/15 3:00pm
BOB DeSTEFANO

BOB DeSTEFANO

Today’s column marks 100 pieces that I have done for the Reporter. Since Eye on the Ball has hit the century mark, I was trying to think of something different for this edition. Going over the columns, I found myself just thinking about what we’ve done in four years of columns. (more…)