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04/29/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Despite Island numbers lagging, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. is optimistic about Community Preservation Funds on the East End.

COURTESY PHOTO Despite Island numbers lagging, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. is optimistic about Community Preservation Funds on the East End.

While Community Preservation Funds for the first quarter of 2016 are up by 14.5 percent from what they were in the same period of 2015, Shelter Island is significantly lagging behind the other four East End towns. (more…)

04/29/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Fifth graders Madison Springer and Angelina Corbett-Rice talk with Jane Richards about their project dealing with the respiratory system, reminding visitors to their demonstration to remember to breathe.

COURTESY PHOTO Fifth graders Madison Springer and Angelina Corbett-Rice talk with Jane Richards about their project dealing with the respiratory system, reminding visitors to their demonstration to remember to breathe.

“Awesome.” “Amazing.” “Impressive.”

That’s how those who viewed the recent Shelter Island 5th grade “Human Body Project” reacted to what amounted to a single class science fair. (more…)

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04/27/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

The Shelter Island Town Board and the Civil Service Employees Association are nearing completion of a new contract that is to be retroactive to January 1 and will continue through December 31, 2018. (more…)

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04/26/16 12:00pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The scene in Hay Beach Tuesday morning as first responders monitored a faulty electrical system.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO The scene in Hay Beach Tuesday morning as first responders monitored a faulty electrical system.

It was all hands on deck in the Hay Beach area shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday when an electrical box adjacent to a house was smoking. But firefighters, police and the EMS  could do nothing but stand by and watch. (more…)

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04/25/16 4:30pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | Affordable housing is back in the news on Shelter Island.

“We’ve tried many things — the result is always the same.”

The speaker was Mary-Faith Westervelt, co-chair of Shelter Island’s Community Housing Board (CHB) noting how quickly opposition develops to any proposal for affordable housing, whether it’s houses for purchase or rent.

That’s the case with an idea floated by real estate broker Janalyn Travis-Messer, who last month brought a proposal to the CHB for a three-bedroom rental with an attached one-bedroom rental. (more…)