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11/05/19 11:58pm

A gracious Republican Supervisor Gary Gerth, right, arrived at the Ram’s Head Inn, where Island Democrats had gathered Tuesday night, to congratulate his successor, Gerry Siller.

The Shelter Island Democrats got out the brooms Tuesday night and swept the 2019 elections.


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11/01/19 12:00pm

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.

The Reporter asked the seven candidates — two for supervisor and five for Town Board — why they want a seat at the council table. (more…)

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10/09/19 2:30pm

Democratic candidate for supervisor Gerry Siller (left), who occupied that office for two terms in the 1990s, and Republican incumbent Supervisor Gary Gerth reflected on their differing management styles at Sunday’s Candidates Forum sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters and the Shelter Island Association.

t was a packed house in the auditorium at Shelter Island School Sunday as seven candidates spelled out their thinking about a number of local issues, all generally agreeing the top three are water quality, affordable housing and tick-borne diseases. (more…)

10/06/19 3:00pm


While pre-habbing for a hip replacement in two weeks, Codger has been reading a book so scary in its planetary prognosis that he has hardly had time to think about his own moldy bones.

If you believe in science, it’s time to pray. Within the lifetime of Codger’s children and grandchildren, it will become too hot to work outside in many parts of the world. By that time, of course, people there may have already died of thirst or drowned. (more…)