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08/25/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. released information showing Shelter Island’s Community Preservation Funds are still lagging behind last year’s receipts.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. released information showing Shelter Island’s Community Preservation Funds are still lagging behind last year’s receipts.

Only Shelter Island, among East End towns, continues to lag in the amount of Community Preservation Fund revenues based on the performance in the first seven months of 2014 compared with the same period last year. (more…)

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08/25/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday morning resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing against several individuals.

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A melee at the North Ferry dock in Greenport early Sunday  resulted in arrests and anticipated charges of trespassing.

A melee aboard North Ferry boats about 2 a.m. Sunday led to the arrests of several people who apparently jumped over closed gates and, in at least one case, jumped from the ferry landing over a gap between the landing and a boat. (more…)

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08/22/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Yesterday’s Town Board gadfly today sits on the other side of the table. In 1994, he made waves when he resigned from the ZBA, charging it was acting politically.

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Yesterday’s Town Board gadfly today sits on the other side of the table. In 1994, he made waves when he resigned from the ZBA, charging it was acting politically.

50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK

The Beatles arrived in San Francisco for their second U.S. trip playing to 14,300 fans in Washington State and vowing to stay together until death do them part (more…)

08/22/14 10:00am
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO |  Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

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Hippy Hive HoneyBee Cooperative member Sarah Shepherd (left), who has been keeping bees for about five years, will be at Shelter Island’s Green Expo Saturday, August 23 to explain the importance of the bees in our food supply.

Environmental problems are significantly worse than when Tim Purtell was a summer kid on Shelter Island.

But he suspects peoples’ awareness has improved in recent years and that gives him hope for a reversal when it comes to saving his beloved Shelter Island. (more…)

08/19/14 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.

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Acting Superintendent Jennifer Rylott at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Shelter Island could soon decide that students entering its drivers’ education program obtain New York State learners’ permits prior to taking the school’s free course. (more…)