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01/18/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

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Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

The Town Board is looking to replace major portions of Congdons Creek Dock to be ready by Memorial Day. (more…)

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01/18/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

While many town committees have volunteer members, two — the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals — pay members for their work.

It’s hard to crack down on the volunteers with excessive absences, but the Town Board may get tough on members of those two committees. (more…)

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01/11/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Three high school students addressed the Town Board Tuesday. From left, Nicolette Frasco, Olivia Yeaman and Julia Labrozzi.

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Three high school students addressed the Town Board Tuesday. From left, Nicolette Frasco, Olivia Yeaman and Julia Labrozzi.

High school teacher Peter Miedema brought his senior class in government Tuesday to attend the Town Board’s work session. At the end of the meeting, when residents can address the board on any topic, three students, Julia Labrozzi, Olivia Yeaman and Nicolette Frasco eloquently explained their concerns that in the near future there’s the possibility there will be no place for them on the Island. (more…)

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01/02/17 8:18am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session December 28. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session December 28. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Mary Dudley and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.

At the last Town Board meeting of 2016 on December 28, the board unanimously passed a resolution to set a public hearing for January 27 on purchasing “4.5 acres of property at Burns Road … from the Shelter Island Meeting of Religious Society of Friends for the bargain sale price of $25,000.” (more…)

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12/21/16 12:00pm
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO

In response to complaints from residents about an apparent increase in deer and related damage and disease, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor is weighing options for reducing the local deer herd, including regulated shotgun hunting. (more…)