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New legislation introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) could allow the five East End towns to establish a Town Community Housing Fund.
If created, the fund could be used to provide financial assistance to first-time homebuyers; create opportunities for owning and rental housing; and rehabilitate existing buildings for community housing. (more…)
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…)
Audiobook narrator Gerard Doyle visits the library on Friday, January 11.
BY BRETT JAMES
How do you “read” today? Increasingly, people are turning to audio books as a way of getting content, instead of traditional reading. With audio books, you can listen on a commute, while exercising or doing household chores. On Friday, January 11, at 7 p.m., the Shelter Island Public Library will host Gerard Doyle, an actor and the voice of over 400 audio books for major publishers. Mr. Doyle has won many distinguished awards for his work.
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Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.
Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.
This year, the now 100 percent donor-supported Shelter Island Fireworks show turned 61 after another successful year of fundraising by Shelter Island Fireworks, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) started by Island residents Brett and Kelly Surerus, Carla Cadzin and James Richardson. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Marie Eiffel
Marie Eiffel makes it habit to get to know her regular customers, so when a man stopped by her Market on Bridge Street several times a couple of years ago, she began speaking with him and discovered he, like she, was from France.
He was the ambassador from France to the United States. (more…)