06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)

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05/31/16 8:22am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Memorial Day 2016 on Shelter Island

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Memorial Day 2016 on Shelter Island

Soaked flags, their colors gleaming in the gray day, fluttered heavily in the wind and rain on Memorial Day.

The Brownie troop took shelter from the steady downpour in the opened doors of the Center firehouse and the Boy Scouts were under the protection of Chase Bank’s drive-thru across the street.

Both groups stepped off in good order for the Shelter Island Memorial Day parade at precisely 10 a.m. (more…)

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12/28/15 2:00pm


Quinn Karpeh was a Shelter Island “summer kid” before he knew that his future would demand his full time presence here. But his love of the Island from childhood and his recent election to public office as an assessor clinched the deal on staying.