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08/25/16 8:00am

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The Town Board has backed away from temporarily banning the use of aquifer-fed irrigation systems.

At its work session last week, the board seemed poised to shut down the systems for a time in light of continuing statewide drought conditions. But at Tuesday’s work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty noted that the dramatic step would not be necessary now. (more…)

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08/24/16 12:35pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus a new poll on short term rentals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus a new poll on short term rentals.

The Shelter Island Association (SIA) presented a survey Tuesday to the Town Board on short term-rentals it conducted this month.

One of the most revealing statistics from the survey, which employed the online tool survey monkey.com, is that 63 percent of those responding believe unregulated short-term rentals are not beneficial for Shelter Island. About 20 percent said lack of regulations was a good thing and 18 percent were neutral on the issue. (more…)

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08/10/16 10:31am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO An unbeatable bargain has been advertised on Shore Road for years.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
An unbeatable bargain has been advertised on Shore Road for years.

At first they were  “what was that?”  moments, Peggy Brennan said, describing the loud thumps she’d hear, usually coming from upstairs.

“I would think one of the little ones had fallen,” Ms. Brennan said Monday, sitting on the porch of her Shore Road house, directly across from the second fairway of the Shelter Island Country Club’s (SICC) golf course. (more…)

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07/31/16 10:14am
COURTESY PHOTO Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

COURTESY PHOTO Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

Mosquito samples taken on Shelter Island have tested positive for West Nile virus.

The samples were collected on July 20-21 by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services (SCDHS).
Samples collected on the same dates revealed the presence of West Nile in nine other Suffolk County towns, according to the office of SCDHS Commissioner James Tomarken. (more…)