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11/05/18 2:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Fresh Pond

Reason for animosity
To the Editor:
I question former town Supervisor Jim Dougherty’s motivation for his negative comments concerning the acquisition of my property on Fresh Pond by the town (“Your Letters,” October 25). (more…)

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10/26/18 8:00am

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Fresh Pond concerns
To the Editor:
I’ve been out of town, but some friends pointed out the October 4 Reporter letter sent by Vincent Novak. (more…)

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09/28/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Without loopholes
To the Editor:
Thank you Kathleen DeRose and Bob Fredericks for your letter to the Reporter on the lack of law enforcement that affects us all on Shelter Island (“Enforce the Law,” September 20). (more…)

Featured Story
08/10/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

Best deal no deal?
To the Editor:
Here are some observations on the proposed Novak property land purchase (“Fight over public funds for Fresh Pond,” August 2).

1. The intended purchase is for a .5-acre land parcel on Fresh Pond. (more…)

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08/06/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Demand  enforcement
To the Editor:
I would like to make three points on the issue of short-term rentals (STR). First, earlier this summer, the Town Board presented a “clarification of language” on the STR law passed last year by a vote of four to one.

This clarification indicated, among other things, penalties for those who did not abide by the law. The audience for this reading and hearing was huge with the great majority for the law passed last year and its enforcement. The problem then, and now, was that there is no enforcement of the law on the books. (more…)