05/18/18 8:00am
LINDA BRUNO PHOTOS | This damaged building is an example of how Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico.

LINDA BRUNO PHOTOS | This damaged building is an example of how Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico.

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 it was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. In its wake, the massive storm left a trail of damage and destruction on the island that still hasn’t been resolved. (more…)

05/11/18 8:00am
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREAT POINT MEDIA | Blake Cooper (as Bobby Marks) and Donald Sutherland (as Dr. Khan) star in ‘Measure of a Man.’

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREAT POINT MEDIA | Blake Cooper (as Bobby Marks) and Donald Sutherland (as Dr. Khan) star in ‘Measure of a Man.’

In the summer of 1952, when Robert Lipsyte was 14 years old, his family left New York City to spend the season at their lake house in Monroe, New York. Though 1950s childhoods tended to be idyllic for most people who lived through them, Mr. Lipsyte, Reporter columnist, author, sports writer and Island resident, recalls that summer was anything but. (more…)

05/03/18 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LaBROZZI PHOTO | Havens Barn at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

ELEANOR P. LaBROZZI PHOTO | Havens Barn at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

There’s just something about a barn. Whether dressed up for a wedding, or down for a good old fashioned country dance, barns by their very nature, convey a sense of warmth, welcome and nostalgia.

That’s certainly true of Havens Barn where, come this Saturday, members of the Shelter Island Historical Society will gather for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.  (more…)

04/26/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | The Piccozzi family, standing, from left: Lila, Eva, Terri, Angelo, Willette, Joseph, Chastity Picozzi and George Hoffman. Front: George Hoffman Jr. and Willette (Mama P) Piccozzi.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS | The Piccozzi family, standing, from left: Lila, Eva, Terri, Angelo, Willette, Joseph, Chastity Picozzi and George Hoffman. Front: George Hoffman Jr. and Willette (Mama P) Piccozzi.

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce honored J.W. Piccozzi, Inc. at its first Business of the Year Awards Dinner on April 20 at Gardiners Bay Country Club. In addition to paying tribute to the Piccozzi family, the event celebrated the art of wine making on Long Island.  (more…)

04/19/18 4:30pm
1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

The board room at Shelter Island Town Hall is often dominated by discussions pertaining to pressing issues that will affect Islanders in the future. But right now, at least one wall of the room is dominated by a pictorial slice of Shelter Island’s past. (more…)