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07/30/19 10:00am

RICHARD LOMUSCIO
Can you hear what I hear? Listening to music on Eleanor Oakley’s porch on Sunday were, from left, Councilman Jim Colligan (seated), Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, Councilman Albert Dickson, Reporter columnist Bob Lipsyte and Councilman Paul Shepherd.

Three Town Board members and three police officers came to Eleanor Oakley’s home on Gardiners Creek to check out sound levels emanating from a concert at Sylvester Manor on Sunday evening. (more…)

03/21/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Codger and Crone.

The getaway was sweet, Crone at the wheel, Codger riding shotgun, Cur II supposedly at lookout in the back but already asleep.

The New York Presbyterian eastside medical empire shrank in the rear view mirror. Up ahead, the LIE unspooled, light traffic this Sunday but incessant blinking signs warning of a coming storm.

Codger, in his neck brace, croaked to Crone, “Will we make it?”

“Already have,” she muttered. (more…)

12/22/18 8:00am

JULIE LANE PHOTO Codger triumphant after the Shelter Island 5K.

Cranking up for the approach of Christmas and the New Year, which sometimes can seem like an onrushing caravan of desperate cheer, Codger has been replaying the joyful buzz of a terrific Thanksgiving — 16 people! Five days! Youngest grandchild wins a Turkey Plunge prize in a squid costume! — until a pit bull squeezed under a fence and attacked Cur II. (more…)

08/25/18 11:00am

Island Bookshelf

SportsWorld: An American Dreamland

Whether you love sports or simply relish some of the larger-than-life characters in the world of sports, you are sure to have enjoyed Robert Lipsyte’s brilliantly written and insightful books and articles over the years. (more…)

08/03/18 2:00pm

FreedomofThePress

Work long enough in journalism and odds are you’ll get to know a Jarrod Ramos, the man who killed five staffers of the Annapolis, Maryland Capital Gazette in their newsroom on June 28.

It’s a sign of the times that until that day, our Jarrods never took their threats to the ultimate, murderous conclusion. (more…)