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…)

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05/18/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

Thanks for the help, but we need more.

That was the message Robert Lipsyte, a director of the non-profit Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island brought to Tuesday’s Town board work session. (more…)

05/11/18 8:00am
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREAT POINT MEDIA | Blake Cooper (as Bobby Marks) and Donald Sutherland (as Dr. Khan) star in ‘Measure of a Man.’

ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF GREAT POINT MEDIA | Blake Cooper (as Bobby Marks) and Donald Sutherland (as Dr. Khan) star in ‘Measure of a Man.’

In the summer of 1952, when Robert Lipsyte was 14 years old, his family left New York City to spend the season at their lake house in Monroe, New York. Though 1950s childhoods tended to be idyllic for most people who lived through them, Mr. Lipsyte, Reporter columnist, author, sports writer and Island resident, recalls that summer was anything but. (more…)