Featured Story
08/30/19 4:30pm

Gerry and Roni Siller on the front porch of their Shelter Island home.

Gerry Siller was in high school when he decided to apply for a job at a new restaurant near home in Massapequa. He’d worked at his father’s deli in Bellmore, so knew how to make a sandwich, and when the hiring manager came out to see if anyone in the around-the-block line of applicants was a short-order cook, Gerry raised his hand. He was hired, and just before his first day on the job, a friend told him the secret of success for any job: “Just have a rag in your hand and always be cleaning things.” (more…)

Featured Story
08/29/17 4:30pm


It may be Labor Day weekend when a lot of people are turning their attention to end of summer fun. But as a run up to the big weekend, a part-time Islander is turning her attention to helping others. (more…)