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01/15/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| The United States Postal Service Long Island District Manager wrote to the Reporter this week..

From the post office
To the Editor:
The Postal Service is proud to be part of the Shelter Island community, where records of postal operations date back to 1846.
As the Postal Service Long Island District Manager, my commitment to you is professional, reliable and courteous service.

Upon learning about recent mail issues on Shelter Island, I immediately visited both post offices here. I am glad I made the trip. (more…)

10/01/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Island’s bounce-back following national trends

ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is  following national trends

If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.

With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.

In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)