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10/22/19 12:00pm


An historic event is coming to Suffolk County and the rest of New York State in coming weeks: early voting. Instead of going to your polling place on Election Day, you’ll be able to go to a variety of places in Suffolk and vote early. The early voting period starts on Saturday, Oct. 26 and ends on Sunday, Nov. 3. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5 this year. (more…)

10/18/19 10:00am

Journalist Karl Grossman will give a presentation on Gardiners Island on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. at Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead.

Journalist discusses ‘time capsule’

For residents of Shelter Island, who regard Gardiners Island as a distant, somewhat mysterious cousin, there can be few guides as well-acquainted with this 3,300-acre jewel as Karl Grossman, a journalist who first ventured there almost 50 years ago. Mr. Grossman, who has covered Long Island for more than four decades, writes the Suffolk Closeup column that appears weekly in the Reporter. He first met Robert David Lion Gardiner, the self-described “16th Lord of the Manor,” when he covered a large campout of Boy Scouts hosted by Mr. Gardiner in 1971.


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10/08/19 12:00pm

Shelter Island Reporter columnist Karl Grossman’s film will screen a tThe New Earth International Film Festival


Shelter Island columnist Karl Grossman has had his film, “Crimes Against The Future”  selected by The New Earth International Film Festival for screening. The documentary is hosted and was written by Mr. Grossman and Frank Melli is its executive producer and director.

“Crimes Against The Future” investigates environmental and human rights crimes currently being committed — from climate change to the dangers of nuclear power — and puts into perspective what they mean for future generations.

The documentary was aired nationally in the United States last month on Free Speech TV. The New Earth International Film Festival is based in Poland and will run the documentary between Oct. 16 and 20. The documentary can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sYrFEBBDnE.

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09/21/18 10:00am


Think clearly on Novak purchase
To the Editor:
I have for a number of weeks read with great interest about the shifting arguments — pro and con — in using CPF funds to purchase the Novak property abutting Fresh Pond.

They seem to run the gamut. The purchase will provide access for the public; or provide access for equipment that might be used to dredge the pond (an unlikely event); or it might restore the pond so that those with memories of skimming the span of the pond with rope a la Tarzan can do so once again. (more…)