COURTESY PHOTO The ‘sediment pond’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114.
Contractor Chris Fokine, overseeing the construction at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114, told the Town board Tuesday that a new pond that’s sprung up as a result of work there is being called “Lake Fokine.” (more…)
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Supervisor Jim Dougherty is the lone vote on the Town Board against a 14-day minimum for short-term rentals.
Shelter Island is moving toward joining the other East End towns in placing a two-week minimum on short-term rentals (STRs.) (more…)
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Billie Holiday, in one of her more poignant lyrics, wrote that “love will make you drink and gamble, make you stay out all night long.”
Which leads me to conclude there are worse ways to kill a weekend. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Resident Chuck Kraus addressing the Town Board Tuesday on the issue of short-term rentals.
Councilman Paul Shepherd characterized it as the “the elephant in the room.” Supervisor Jim Dougherty called it “the main event ” of Tuesday’s Town Board work session.
But it took a while to acknowledge the elephant and kick off the main event. (more…)