01/06/19 3:00pm

Audiobook narrator Gerard Doyle visits the library on Friday, January 11.


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.


12/28/18 3:00pm

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…)

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12/17/18 4:30pm


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…)

11/25/18 11:00am

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn over Peconic Bay.

I’ve lived in Suffolk County all my adult life. And, I was thinking the other day, that’s something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend. (more…)

11/25/18 8:00am


Juniors and seniors from Shelter Island School attended “The Great Gatsby” at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater (BST) on Wednesday, November 14. The visit was part of the theater’s Literature Live! series, BST’s flagship educational program which presents free, fully produced professional theatrical performances based on classic American literature used in school curricula.