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02/09/18 2:00pm
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Protecting our young athletes
To the Editor:
Even though I’m sure the new Sports East project [an indoor/outdoor sports complex proposed for Mattituck to serve the East End] is meant to excite parents, you should also alert them to how the indoor sports facilities now springing up across America may be exacerbating a growing epidemic among young athletes. (more…)

Featured Story
01/30/18 12:00pm
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Getting our share
To the Editor:
Cable TV franchise fees are governed by Section 622 of the Federal Cable Act.

Under Section 622, municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5 percent of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system for the provision of cable services.

I suggest that a predicate for a new agreement be that Shelter Island demand the full 5 percent from Cablevision.
SCOTT A. ROBBINS
Shelter Island (more…)

Featured Story
01/22/18 12:00pm
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Many choices
To the Editor:
At a recent Town Board meeting, a councilperson indicated that he thought the contract with Cablevision (Optimum) for the Town of Shelter Island comes up for renewal this year.

I urge the board to take this opportunity seriously and negotiate a contract that helps all Islanders in this regard. (more…)

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12/26/17 8:00am

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This side of the ferry
To the Editor:
Just because we live on a tiny island with no bridges does not mean that our newspaper and its brilliant cartoonist, Peter Waldner, should be limited to issues only on this side of the ferry (Your Letters, “Two cents worth,” December 7). (more…)