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06/19/17 11:59am
JULIE LANE PHOTO At back-to-back seminars last week, David Brignati of Newport Ventures outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

JULIE LANE PHOTO During morning and afternoon seminars at the library last week, architect David Brignati outlined new New York State building codes intended to save energy.

New state regulations on energy conservation, in effect since October 2016, are causing consternation for architects and contractors and concerns for building department officials charged with enforcement. (more…)

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06/17/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Former Olympians Joan Benoit_Samuelson and Bill Rodgers during Friday afternoon’s WLNG radio interview.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Former Olympians Joan Benoit_Samuelson and Bill Rodgers during Friday afternoon’s WLNG radio interview.

Kenyan Eliud Ngetich might be forgiven if he thinks he’s in Seattle or London because the winner of Shelter Island’s 2015 10K race ran it for the first time during a torrential rainstorm. (more…)

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06/14/17 2:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Sunset at Crescent Beach.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Sunset at Crescent Beach.

For the past few summers, Venture Out Paddle Boat Rentals has operated at Crescent Beach. The company also offers massages to customers.

A question arose at Tuesday’s Town Board work session whether legislation should be written to control a possible proliferation of businesses operating at the beach or, for that matter, at any town-owned property. And if the town tries to regulate commercial operations, could it be taking on any liability? (more…)

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06/14/17 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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06/13/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Memorial to Christian Goody, a 2014 Shelter Island graduate, who died in a car crash in Northampton last October. Students Thomas Lenzer, Evan Thilberg and Elijah Topliff built the bench.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Memorial to Christian Goody, a 2014 Shelter Island graduate, who died in a car crash in Northampton last October. Students Thomas Lenzer, Evan Thilberg and Elijah Topliff built the bench.

Ten of 16 graduating seniors took one or more advanced placement or college level courses during their high school careers. The numbers tallied by guidance counselor Martha Tuthill were presented to the Board of Education Monday night by Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott. (more…)