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05/26/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The selection of Reed Karen to replace bill Banks as Shelter Island's building inspector will be voted on at the June 3 Town Board meeting.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The selection of Reed Karen to replace bill Banks as Shelter Island’s building inspector will be voted on at the June 3 Town Board meeting.

When Bill Banks steps down as building inspector on June 17 after 21 years on the job, a new face in town government will take his place. (more…)

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05/25/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.

No, the Village of Dering Harbor did not order a drone to fly over the home of two residents suing the village, Mayor Tim Hogue said at the village board meeting last Saturday. And no, it did not arrange to intentionally flood the couple’s yard, he said. (more…)

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05/23/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Doug Matz said if applicants Greg and Virginia Anderson can’t complete requirements for their already installed pool and patio by July 1, he doesn’t want to see them back before his board again.

An increasing number of applicants whose projects land at the Zoning Board of Appeals only after property owners receive stop work orders are testing the patience of some ZBA members.

They’re tired, they said, of the attitude that it’s easier to take a slap on the wrist for proceeding illegally than to file proper applications for needed variances. (more…)