When I began my career in journalism as a sportswriter, I’d often engage in the same conversation with people. When someone heard I covered sports, they would excitedly inquire whether I covered the Jets or Yankees or some other professional team in New York.
It seemed like everyone’s initial assumption was that my life was spent hanging out with professional athletes, traveling the country and smoking cigars with A-Rod on a yacht. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO | Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone at a recent press conference
A push for more intense development of Suffolk County is under way. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO
For generations, the classified pages of the Reporter has been the go-to source for people on Shelter Island in search of a new job, an upcoming yard sale or a used car.
The classifieds section has provided a platform for people to both buy and sell goods and services and has been an integral part of the newspaper. (more…)
REPORTER PHOTO A selection from the 16 editorial awards that the New York Press Association honored the Reporter with this past weekend.
Your hometown paper brought home 16 awards for editorial excellence from the New York Press Association’s (NYPA) spring convention, held April 7 to 9 in Saratoga Springs. (more…)
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO Mattituck-Laurel Library director Jeff Walden looks over the many donated files.
In the margins of hundreds of pages filed in binders, Greenport native Bill Hulse took copious notes and tucked them away in boxes of old family photos, newspaper clippings and cemetery maps.
Next to records of each wedding celebration, every obituary and on all the birth announcements, Mr. Hulse recorded numbers.
Those numbers were linked to the database he built up over decades documenting more than 60,000 descendants of the founding families of the North Fork. Each number represented an entry in the catalogue, which traced the history of the North and South forks and Shelter Island, fanning out from the first Hulses, Raynors, Hallocks, Youngs and Hawkinses. (more…)