JULIE LANE PHOTO
Attorney Chris Kent (left) and builder, Michael Burns, discuss changes at the August 17 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals as Building Department Permit Coordinator Lori Beard Raymond looks on.
The Zoning Board of Appeals broke the logjam August 17, setting the stage for movement on two significant projects.
Both the Pandion application — a proposed housing development at the former St. Gabriel’s property — and the Vella application — the former Herrmann’s Castle site on Shore Road — are poised for action after several delays. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Just one of the many happy residents at last year’s Shelter Island Fire Department’s Chicken Barbecue.
Volunteer have been working at Fireman’s Field this week to set up a massive tent and cooking facilities for Saturday’s 53rd Annual Shelter Island Fire Department Chicken Barbecue. (more…)
Glowing with pride at advancements Shelter Island students have achieved on New York State Education Department tests, Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik told the Board of Education Monday night the district is “moving from good to great.” (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Town Board members (from left) Mary Dudley, Paul Shepherd and Chris Lewis joined Planning Board members Emory Breiner and John Kerr Tuesday morning at this property at 71 Nostrand Parkway to discuss open issues affecting applications for a special permit and wetlands permit. Among the issues is resolving ownership since it appears the two structures on the site are listed in different names.
The Town Board anticipates implementing mandatory suspension of aquifer-fed lawn watering by early next week.
Despite some heavy rains in the past week, the Island continues to face drought conditions and a turnaround isn’t likely before the winter, according to long range forecasts, prompting the decision that came at Tuesday’s work session to put the matter to a vote next Tuesday. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik
“I’m looking forward to being warm this winter.”
The speaker was Shelter Island Faculty Association President Brian Becker, who told the Board of Education Monday night he’s pleased that new boilers are in place. (more…)