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11/19/14 8:10am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discuss a draft irrigation law and putting the brakes on large scale house construction. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Peter Reich. Not shown are Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Ed Brown.

A two-hour Town Board work session Tuesday discussed a draft of an irrigation law and placing limits on the construction of large houses, making little progress on either score.

After a lengthy discussion on the latter issue, Councilman Paul Shepherd speculated if it all boiled down to a question: “Is there any validation to this at all?” (more…)

11/18/14 10:12am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

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Ted Campbell, left, and Christopher Angotta, from the Melvilee-based Nawrocki Smith accounting firm, addressing the Board of Education Monday night. The auditors gave the district the highest classification on all reports.

The Shelter Island Board of Education got a good report from their auditors Monday night and was briefed on special education trends and teaching English as a new language.

The board also heard from two parents who questioned the new policy of blending pre-school children into a kindergarten class. (more…)

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11/17/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board  Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

COURTESY PHOTO | Resident Craig Wood made an impassioned plea to the Town Board Friday to keep the Community Preservation fund at status quo.

A resident went before the Town Board Friday to ask it to reject an idea of diverting money to a fund dedicated to buying open space —even a small part of it  — for clean water projects. (more…)