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07/15/19 2:00pm

V. Claire Freese, a longtime resident of her beloved Shelter Island, died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of July 12. She was 95 years and 7 months old. (more…)

12/29/18 3:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI | The Shelter Island Drama Club presented the musical ‘Nice Work if You Can Get It.’

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.

The glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties may be long gone, but prohibition-era bootleggers, Gold Coast mansions and rich bad boys with no visible means of support were all alive and well on the stage of the Shelter Island School auditorium this March in “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” the Shelter Island Drama Club’s spring musical. (more…)

09/04/17 10:00am


One of the things the British get right is leaving the long weekends that begin and end summer without names weighed down with significance.

Over there they’re called “bank holidays,” a generic term simply meaning a long weekend with Monday off.

We insist on calling the summer kickoff Memorial Day, which has recovered some of its original meaning because of mounting numbers of dead Americans some of us remember for their service in the misguided wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

But Labor Day lost its original meaning long ago. (more…)