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View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.
One of Shelter Island’s most successful and beneficial government programs has been the Community Preservation Fund’s purchase of open land to preserve it from development forever. An appointed Advisory Board vets properties to buy through the CPF, which is funded by a 2 percent tax that individuals pay when purchasing East End properties. (more…)
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This weekend’s marker of the unofficial end of summer is a special time for Islanders. Special, but not necessarily welcomed by all.
Nearly everyone you talk to is suffering a kind of emotional whiplash, as in “ Wow, was that the summer of 2018 that just rushed past me?” (more…)
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A quick reversal of course by Supervisor Gary Gerth and the Town Board has improved the outlook for affordable housing on Shelter Island. (more…)
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PHOTO Longhorned ticks.
The clock is ticking.
As if the deer tick problem weren’t bad enough, two state departments — Health and Agriculture & Markets — are now urging New Yorkers to be on the alert for the longhorned tick, a new species that may soon make its way here.
Native to eastern Asia, the tick was recently spotted in New York for the first time in Westchester County. (more…)
A thousand deaths is a statistic, but a single death is a tragedy.
That old truth has never been more relevant than when applied to the opioid epidemic. (more…)