11/23/19 3:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin

With Election 2019 past and the blizzard of campaign signs that lined Suffolk County roadways mostly gone — thankfully — it’s Election 2020 that’s coming. The announcement last week by incumbent Peter King (R-Seaford) that he would not run for reelection in the 2nd Congressional District., which includes the southwest portion of Suffolk, heralds the election ahead. (more…)

09/30/19 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Action from a previous Old Timer’s game, with Father Peter DeSanctis pulling a Chuck Kraus offering down the left field line.

The annual Old Timers Softball Game to benefit the Shelter Island Little League will be played at Fiske Field Sunday at 2 p.m., with warmups for players beginning at 1 p.m. (more…)

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09/06/19 4:30pm

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Aterahme Lawrence at The Islander.

Growing up in Greenport and Shelter Island, Aterahme Lawrence dreamed of beauty pageants, acting and singing, but had little reason to think those dreams could come true. When she describes the poverty, drug use, violence and abuse of her chaotic home life, and the fact that no one in her immediate family had ever been to college, her life today seems incredible. (more…)

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08/12/19 10:00am

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Impact on aquifer
To the Editor:
The Village of Dering Harbor is poised to impact the quality of our water supply by proposing a law designed to benefit residents who already have their own wells. (more…)

08/09/19 2:00pm

RICHARD LOMUSCIO PHOTO
The powerhouse task force. From left, Councilman Jim Colligan (seated), Detective Sergeant Jack Thilberg, Councilman Albert Dickson, Codger and Councilman Paul Shepherd.

On a lovely Sunday evening last week, a powerhouse Shelter Island task force assembled on a porch overlooking Gardiners Creek to gauge the noise coming across from a blues concert on the Sylvester Manor lawn. (more…)