07/02/19 4:30pm

An Island institution continues. Anita and Louis Cicero, left, outside the barbershop on Grand Avenue, with Mary Boeklen.

Dwight Eisenhower was president. The average cost of a new house was $12,400 and Hawaii became the 50th state in the union.

That same year, 1959, 60 years ago last month, Louis “Louie the Clip” Cicero started working as a barber on Shelter Island. A haircut cost $1.75. (more…)

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02/11/19 10:00am


Well underway
To the Editor:
In your January 29 online post titled, “South Ferry boat under construction — fare hike contemplated,” Stella Lagudis was quoted as stating: “North Ferry has been contemplating adding a new boat to its fleet, but its plans are still not solidified …” The article was subsequently changed to read, “North Ferry is planning to add a new boat to its fleet, but officials there aren’t yet ready to talk about details…” (more…)

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12/17/18 4:30pm


Marie Eiffel makes it habit to get to know her regular customers, so when a man stopped by her  Market on Bridge Street several times a couple of years ago, she began speaking with him and discovered he, like she, was from France.

He was the ambassador from France to the United States. (more…)

08/25/18 3:00pm


Here it is, summer winding down, and I’ve still never been to a nude beach.

But before we start, let’s define terms. Nude and naked are not the same things, as you know, because naked is really naked, and nude is statues, art classes and the color of certain kinds of catalog underwear. Truth is not nude. Neither are the city, jaybirds or the day you were born. Power and ambition are certainly never nude. (more…)