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03/25/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | At the Town Board work session Tuesday, Tim Purtell, chairman of the Green Options Advisory Committee, proposed an informational campaign along with either selling or giving away reusable bags to reduce the use of plastic bags on the Island.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | At the Town Board work session Tuesday, Tim Purtell, chairman of the Green Options Advisory Committee, proposed an informational campaign along with either selling or giving away reusable bags to reduce the use of plastic bags on the Island.

On April 22, Earth Day, plastic grocery bags will be banned on the South Fork, with both East Hampton and Southampton towns prohibiting them by law.

There is no movement here to get rid of plastic bags, which research has shown are ecologically hazardous, especially to coastal communities when the bags drift into waterways. (more…)

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03/23/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |
Newly named Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas having coffee and conversation at Stars Café one morning last week.

She was an attorney with one of Wall Street’s most prestigious firms, practicing commercial law, handling complicated multi-state mortgage transactions.

“It was quite the fascinating life,” Terry Lucas said. “But there was something missing.”

Added to the feeling of living a not-quite-complete life were pressures that too often were inescapable. (more…)

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03/18/15 2:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read is worried there could be a rash of retirements depleting his force in the coming four years.

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Police Chief Jim Read is worried there could be a rash of retirements depleting his force in the coming four years.

Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read is looking out for the future of his department.

Within four years, he might face six retirements from the nine full-time member force, including his own. (more…)

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03/18/15 2:00pm

 

REPORTER ILLUSTRATION | Town Attorney Laury Dowd has proposed an amendment to the Town Code to regulate remote attendance at town committees.

REPORTER ILLUSTRATION | Town Attorney Laury Dowd has proposed an amendment to the Town Code to regulate remote attendance at town committees.

For several weeks the Town Board has discussed the issue of  members of town committees attending meetings remotely, either by a conference telephone call or videoconferencing using technology such as SKPE. (more…)