AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.
The Town Board’s business was once again consumed by the issue of airbnbs —unregulated short term rentals booked on the Internet — at the regular Town Board meeting Friday, July 15 and at Tuesday’s work session.
The proliferation of the unregulated rentals has sparked outrage from some residents, who complain about Island residences turned into so-called “party houses” nearly every weekend with drunken and loutish behavior disturbing the peace and changing the character of their neighborhoods. (more…)
Airbnbs have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.
Cooler heads prevailed at the Town Board work session when the contentious issue of airbnbs —unregulated short-term rentals booked over the Internet — was once again on the agenda.
The issue has drawn fire from residents who maintain that “party houses” are proliferating on the Island due to the short-term Internet bookings, with loud music and drunken and obnoxious behavior occurring day and night in once peaceful neighborhoods. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty is scheduled for surgery early next week.
Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at Tuesday’s work session that he will undergo coronary bypass surgery on July 19. (more…)
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Supervisor Jim Dougherty has announced that the Shelter Island Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and the town have reached an agreement on a contract. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new poll sheds light on Shelter Islanders thoughts on single-use, plastic bags.
Eight out of 10 Shelter Islanders believe the town should ban single-use plastic bags.
That’s the result of an online survey conducted from February through April by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee (GOAC) using SurveyMonkey, an online tool. (more…)