When I opened this new book by Jamie Brenner, generally described as a leading author of beach reads, my expectations were simple. Sun, surf, sand, romance, probably lust. Then, the very first page set the scene at The American Hotel, in our sister village of Sag Harbor, and I was hooked. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS
Maestro Itzhak Perlman performing with the PMP column.
“A Taste of the Island,” the Perlman Music Program’s (PMP) annual summer benefit, took place at the waterfront campus on Friday, July 27.
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A ‘bike route’ but no ‘bike lanes.’
Sharing the road
To the Editor:
I read with interest the story “Safer biking?” in the July 5 Reporter.
It contained a thorough discussion of a number of options, and not ones I was entirely aware were pending. Some years ago I participated as Town Engineer in a survey at the county/state level in which thoughts were solicited concerning bicycling strategies here, but I was unaware that options had progressed this far. (more…)
When the eclipse came last week, I feared my life was in eclipse.
As the sky darkened, I felt my life darkening, too. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Jean Ely at The Islander.
Sometimes irony makes a nickname stick like glue, and so it is with “Mean Jean.”
Five years ago, Jean Ely was an unfailingly friendly and generous presence at the Shelter Island IGA, so when fellow worker Billie Howland Mulcahey came up with the nickname, Jean responded in kind. “She was ‘Bad Billie,’ Jean said, “and I was ‘Mean Jean.’ I put it on my badge.” (more…)