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03/18/19 4:30pm


Life is ever changing. And the Island is changing — in some ways for the better, but in other ways, long-time residents would be quick to say, for the worse.

Ride along Route 114 heading south from North Ferry, and while the initial impression is positive, as you head up past Piccozzi’s gas station and continue south, it’s not long before you encounter views that Supervisor Gary Gerth and his predecessor, Jim Dougherty, have characterized as less than appealing. Mr. Dougherty, when he was in office, said the main thoroughfare of the Island had become “an eyesore.” (more…)

02/28/19 8:00am

Cheryl Hannabury, founder of the Island Gift of Life Foundation.

Gift of Life
One of the Island’s great winter traditions mixing fun, community spirit and helping others in need is back this Saturday evening at the Ram’s Head Inn from 6 to 9 p.m. (more…)

02/22/19 8:00am


I get up early.

I mean early. Early enough to hear roosters announcing the morning as I unlock the back door of the Reporter’s office, with Orion striding across the black sky above me. Sometimes there’s moonlight so bright you can read by it, and other times I’m cursing in the dark, fumbling to find the right key. (more…)

01/25/19 12:00pm


It was called The Pleasure Lounge, a sophisticated name for a 19th century barn behind a house off North Ferry Road. The venue was better suited to house livestock or store lima beans — two of its past uses — than host private and not-so-private parties fueled by gut bucket New Orleans boogie, friendship, communal spirit and other accelerants. (more…)

Featured Story
01/22/19 12:37pm

Barbara “Buzz” Clark of Shelter Island died on January 20, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. She was 95 years old.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Shelter Island Funeral Home, 23 West Neck Road.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 11 a.m. at the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, 32 North Ferry Road, officiated by the Reverend Robert Griffin.