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11/02/18 4:30pm

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Shelter Island voters will have only two local candidates on next Tuesday’s ballot and both are running unopposed. Mary-Faith Westervelt is seeking another term on the bench at Shelter Island Justice Court to which she was first elected in 2011.
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03/06/17 2:00pm
KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin meets with a constituent who is concerned about the environment Friday in East Patchogue.

KELLY ZEGERS PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin meets with a constituent who is concerned about the environment Friday in East Patchogue.

Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) held mobile office hours Friday at the Hagerman Fire Department in East Patchogue, where hundreds of people gathered to meet the congressman and share their concerns. (more…)

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09/19/16 4:30pm
 COURTESY PHOTO |Congressman Lee Zeldin.

COURTESY PHOTO |Congressman Lee Zeldin.

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), who represents Shelter Island, made waves on social media Monday with a tweet connecting the Chelsea bombing arrest to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“Suspect in custody. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick,” read a tweet from @leezeldin, one of two Twitter accounts in the first-term congressman’s name. (more…)

08/19/16 8:00am
 FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

FILE PHOTO | Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley)

The Reporter has used this space several times in the past to commend Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) for his efforts to ensure that certain East End concerns — helicopters, clean water, preserving Plum Island — are heard in Washington.

Although praising a congressman for taking care of constituent services is like congratulating an employee for punctuality, many representatives only begin to listen to their district when elections are closing in.

But our voice in the House of Representatives also has to speak about critical issues facing the country, and to make a stand to protect and defend the Constitution when it faces dangers. One of those dangers is the possibility that Donald Trump would become president and commander-in-chief. (more…)

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08/08/16 4:30pm
KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO
The Miss Nancy fishing boat moves through Greenport Harbor.

The commercial season for Atlantic bluefish in New York State will remain open after it appeared the season would end about three months earlier than usual. (more…)