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12/08/19 3:00pm

DON BINDLER PHOTOS The harlequin duck is back.

Our friend Don Bindler snapped the beautiful phot0s above and below, writing to us : “The rare harlequin duck that spent last winter in West Neck Bay appears to have returned. Only the second one recorded on Shelter Island, this adult drake harlequin is once again resident in the company of surf scoters — large sea ducks — in West Neck Bay. It most likely is the same bird and, if last year’s pattern is repeated, can be expected to stay until next April.” (more…)

12/06/19 10:00am

Shelter Island School’s eighth-grade class, the class of 2024, went to Florida with the Reporter from Nov. 4 through 8. While they were there, they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series entitled the Science of Disney Imagineering.

The Reporter has racked up its frequent flier miles this year as so many of our readers love to take it with them when they travel. If you’re hitting the road (or the sky) over the holidays, don’t forget to bring a copy with you and send it to us. 


12/05/19 2:30pm

The Shelter Island Historical Society presents Santa’s Workshop in the Barn on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shelter Island History Center.



The PTSA Holiday Boutique is where students shop for family members and volunteers wrap gifts. It is currently accepting donations of new and used items. Especially needed are gifts for dads, grandpas, uncles and brothers. Gift wrapping supplies are also needed. Donations can be dropped off in the Shelter Island School lobby through Tuesday, Dec. 10. Stuffed animals, clothing, blankets or other fabric gifts are not accepted. Details: [email protected]


12/05/19 8:00am

Activities and events on Shelter Island.


50+ drop-in basketball: Sundays, noon to 2 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in basketball: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m., school gym. No charge.

Adult coed drop-in soccer: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 10 p.m., school gym. No charge.