04/20/16 10:04am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

A nearly four decades old Shelter Island institution is in danger of becoming just a memory.

That was the message Kelly Surerus, a board member of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center, brought to Tuesday’s Town Board work session packed with supporters. (more…)

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04/15/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt demonstrating the new hand-held devices for ticketing that will be in service beginning April 9.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | North Ferry General Manager Bridg Hunt demonstrating the new hand-held devices for ticketing that will be in service beginning April 9.

UPDATE:  Starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, North Ferry’s time-honored method of collecting fares will be replaced by 21st century technology.

The thick, yellow rectangle of paper, quickly punched and handed out as a ticket and a receipt, will be gone, replaced by a hand-held device recording the fare, printing a receipt and even talking to the customer. (more…)

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04/13/16 11:10am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session the members began the process of drafting a referendum for November’s ballot on improving the Island’s water quality.

The referendum would ask voters to approve or turn down taking up to 20 percent of money going into Shelter Island’s Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for water quality programs. (more…)

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04/05/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |  Shelter Island’s newest councilwoman, Mary Dudley, at home with two of her four rescued dogs.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Shelter Island’s newest councilwoman, Mary Dudley, at home with two of her four rescued dogs.

It’s official. Mary Dudley has her hat in the ring for this November’s election seeking a full term on the Town Board. She is backed by the Shelter Island Democratic Committee (SIDC). (more…)