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12/13/19 8:00am

Robert D. Gundlach

Robert D. Gundlach of Shelter Island died at home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. He was 95 years old.

The family will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Shelter Island Funeral Home, 23 West Neck Road.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. at The Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, officiated by Reverend Robert Griffin.

Interment with U.S. Military Honors will follow at Emily French Cemetery. (more…)

12/12/19 4:30pm

Mr. Lomuscio chatted with Grace Pelican at her home for this week’s column.

“If you have a disability, it does not have to disable you.”

Those words come from Grace Pellicano, with whom I spoke last week about her severe glaucoma and how it has impacted her life. (more…)

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12/12/19 3:30pm

Courtesy Illustration

Just as Supervisor Gary Gerth thought the Medical Center agreements were signed, sealed and delivered, came an email to the Reporter from Dr. Anthonette Desire, the physician who had initially negotiated an agreement for office space there  in the summer of 2014.

When that lease expired, a new arrangement was never negotiated, Mr. Gerth said, but interest was expressed in having Dr. Nathanael Desire, Dr. Anthonette’s husband, take over the practice in the building. (more…)

12/12/19 2:00pm

Mashomack Preserve presents its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m.



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. Wrapping supplies are also needed. Donations can be dropped off in the school lobby through Monday, Dec. 16. Stuffed animals, clothing, blankets or other fabric gifts are not accepted. Details: [email protected]


12/12/19 12:00pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Island scallopers heading out from Congdon Creek at sunrise.

Where are the feds?
We congratulate Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking seriously the collapse of the scallop fishery this fall by calling on the federal government to pay attention and act. (more…)