05/24/19 8:00am

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Correction: In last week’s column the Reporter stated that Ms. Popsil’s first name is Pamela. Her first name is actually Elizabeth.

My mentor at this newspaper back in 1980 was editor and publisher Bob Dunne. I can still hear his voice when I made my first mistake in a story. I felt terrible. His response was, “You have to remember that this is a very inexact science.”

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05/23/19 4:30pm

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By Susan Carey Dempsey & Julie Lane

The awnings are unfurled, extra ice is piled high, shops are bursting with new inventory and summer staffers are reporting for work. The unofficial kickoff to the long-awaited summer season is here.

Here’s a guide to restaurants and shops around the Island that will be welcoming shoppers and hungry customers for Memorial Day Weekend. (more…)

09/14/18 12:00pm
RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

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Mary Lou Eichhorn is the owner of gift shop Cornucopia.

I stopped at Cornucopia on West Neck Road last week looking for a card.

While looking through the selection I began talking with proprietor Mary Lou Eichhorn about this Island gift shop that she keeps open every day. (more…)

11/17/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

COURTESY PHOTO | An assortment of cheese and fruit available by special order through Marie Eiffel Market for Thanksgiving, or any celebration.

When the Island hunkers down for winter, seasonal eateries close but many cafés, restaurants and shops stay open and, along with community programs, will be serving over the long weekend. 

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05/25/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island style on display at The Stand Mercantile, a new boutique at the Island Boatyard.

It will be a summer of discovery for locals and visitors to Shelter Island with new restaurants opening and old favorites sporting fresh menus, plus new businesses alongside tried and true destinations with innovative takes on merchandise and presentation. (more…)