The British tabloid published several photos of Paul McCartney's encounter with a woman in the Hamptons, a famed resort community in New York. They were spotted at a sushi restaurant in Amagansett and at an outdoor cafe.
Shevell, estranged wife of prominent Nassau County lawyer Bruce A. Blakeman, has a home in the Long Island resort, as does the former Beatle.
She was appointed to the MTA board by then-Gov. George E. Pataki in 2001.
In one photo published by the British tabloid, the couple are seen sitting in the front seat of a car, with McCartney embracing Shevell. In another, they are walking along a breezy shoreline, wearing jackets, their hands in their pockets and their heads lowered.
A call and e-mail to McCartney's spokesman, Paul Freundlich, on Wednesday morning were not returned. A phone number listed for Shevell on Long Island was disconnected, and Blakeman could not immediately be reached for comment.
Shevell, a graduate of Arizona State University, is a vice president of her family's business, New England Motor Freight, based in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
McCartney is divorcing Heather Mills McCartney.
His first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer in 1998.
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