09/30/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island's Black Cat Books.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island’s Black Cat Books.

Almost from the time I began reading books, I became intrigued by some of their titles. Yes, like millions of others, I was sternly warned at an early age not to judge a book by its cover. Nevertheless, if the title on a cover captured my fancy, that would whet my desire to read the book. (more…)

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05/29/17 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A rifle detail of uniformed veteran a volley at Memorial Day ceremonies in the Center.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A rifle detail of uniformed veterans fire a volley at Memorial Day ceremonies in the Center.

The Shelter Island Memorial Day celebrations were accompanied by a morning of unseasonably cold weather and hard, wind-driven rain.

No matter. The traditions were intact.

A good group of Islanders of all ages in rain gear and umbrellas turned out in the Center to remember and honor the Island’s war dead, as well as their countrymen and women across the nation killed in action in America’s wars. (more…)