02/12/16 4:30pm
BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Bailey waiting at the door to greet arrivals.

BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO | Bailey waiting at the door to greet arrivals.

This is the story of a dog, our dog, but it’s really a love story. Although I’m late to this game of man’s best friend, I must admit I never witnessed what a certain kind of true love is until I inherited a dog.

When I was a boy, a dog bit my mother. Because of that, she always had a dislike for them and we children were never allowed to have a puppy. She would tell us, “Dogs will bite you for just about anything.” (more…)

09/25/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Our columnist sings the praises of certain guests from off-Island. who

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Our columnist sings the praises of certain guests from off-Island.

On Tuesday after Labor Day a refreshing breeze swept across Shelter Island. It puffed in through the windows, lofting my living room curtains like the exhalation of 2,500 tired and grateful people at the end of a long, profitable ordeal. Summer was over, school was in session, and no one was wait-listed for a weekend room in my house. (more…)