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Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty. Yvonne Brown, 63, of Shelter Island was driving on North Ferry Road on May 14 when...
A new draft of the proposed ‘dark skies’ law was discussed by the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. The proposed law would regulate both commercial and residential lighting fixtures. Drafted by Town Attorney Laury Dowd at the request of the Zoning Board of Appeals, the issue has been hotly debated...
On the first truly muggy day of the year and no air-conditioning at Town Hall, it’s appropriate the discussion got heated. Two members chose Tuesday’s Town Board work session to accuse each other of rudeness, incivility, personal attacks and lying. Tension between Councilman Paul Shepherd and Supervisor Jim Dougherty simmered throughout the...
The Shelter Island community gave a solid vote of confidence to its school district Tuesday. Residents cast 269 ballots in favor of the $10.046 million budget to fund the 2013-14 term and 89 against. But the real nail biting came awaiting results of the vote for school board members with two open...
The Shelter Island Fire District got a “qualified” opinion on its financials from its auditors, treasurer Amber Williams told commissioners Monday night. But she stressed that while a qualified opinion is one notch below the “unqualified” opinion the district usually gets, the reason for the downgrading isn’t critical. What prompted the...