02/22/19 8:00am

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO

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

COURTESY PHOTO

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…)

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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.

06/29/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chase Bank on North Ferry Road.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chase Bank on North Ferry Road.

When the Reporter broke the story two weeks ago that Chase Bank was going to shutter its branch on North Ferry Road in the Center, it seemed like another example of a corporate giant so wedded to its bottom line that it forgot one of the pillars of its existence is not just charging people money but serving them. (more…)