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11/05/19 10:00am

Candidates for supervisor and Town Board seats. Front row, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Mike Bebon. Back row, from left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilman Jim Colligan, Gerry Siller and Julia Romanchuk Weisenberg.

Gary Gerth for supervisor
Two fine public servants are vying for the job of supervisor on Tuesday.

Democrat Gerry Siller, a local businessman, former town supervisor and former member of the School Board, is dedicated to making the Island a better place.

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11/04/19 10:00am


John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their second album, “Wedding Album,” in the United Kingdom.

American actor Matthew McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.

Rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was born in New York City.

“Bridge Over Troubled Waters” was recorded by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

Sesame Street premiered on PBS

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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10/24/19 4:30pm


Editor’s note: As stated in our Sept. 12 edition, no political letters or OpEd pieces will be published for the Oct. 31 edition.

Misuse of tax $$
To the Editor:
Upon reading the Oct. 10 article, “Private preschool seeks public funds,” I had to sit back and wonder why our tax dollars should be funding a private preschool, not once but a second time. (more…)

07/13/19 11:00am

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Codger and Cur II were walking along West Neck Road the other day when they came face to face with a young woman powering toward them. Cur II took an excessive interest in her, which she handled coolly, leading to polite chit-chat.

Then Codger cleared his throat and said, “You know, it’s none of my business, but you might be safer facing traffic.”

She looked slightly baffled. “Why? I like to switch back and forth.” (more…)

06/30/19 3:00pm

Dr. Peter Kelt might not practice medicine at the Medical Center.

I must say that I was pretty surprised to see the front page headline in the June 13 Reporter that said, “Island Dr. rejected by Stony Brook for Med Center.”