01/26/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Snow glistening the trees in Silver Beach.

Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty declared and signed  ‘a state of emergency” document this afternoon.

The declaration gives the town certain necessary powers during emergencies and implements the town’s Emergency Operations Plan.

Below is a copy of the official document. (more…)

01/26/15 2:23pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A fierce blizzard scheduled to hit the Island tonight,has resulted in more town closings.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has just announced that Town Hall will be closed tomororw, January 27, including the weekly Town Board work session.

Essential town services, such as the police and highway departments will be operational through the blizzard, Mr. Dougherty said.

01/21/15 8:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new free map of open spaces on Shelter Island.

The rollout of a new resource for Islanders and visitors was announced at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

“A Map of Walkable Open Space and Preserved Lands,” is a handsome, foldable map similar in size to the free Shelter Island maps available in many places around town, with information on preserved areas of the Island and readable, easy to follow directions. (more…)