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05/22/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

Just when the Zoning Board of Appeals was set to approve an application May 17, a monkey wrench found its way into the works. (more…)

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05/17/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Suggested one-hour parking spots would be against the fence and just past the gate as Route 114 curves down to Bridge Street.

A plan to create more one-hour parking spaces for Bridge Street businesses was met with approval by four Town Board members, skepticism from one and outright dismissal from a member of the audience.

Angelo Piccozzi, representing his family’s businesses on Bridge Street along with six others who petitioned the board to approve the new spaces, presented the idea at the Tuesday work session. Mr. Piccozzi outlined a plan that would create six one-hour parking spaces on the east side of Route 114 as it curves up the hill across from the gas station. (more…)

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05/10/17 10:08am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

The Town Board continued to work on the short-term rental (STR) law passed last month.

At Tuesday’s work session, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams noted that she has put together a brief, easy to understand explanation of the law (see Reporter website post — “Shelter Island’s short-term rental law in plain language”). (more…)

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05/10/17 8:20am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty made a brief apology for telling a controversial joke at the April 22 State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV).

The joke was about a woman who was sexually assaulted and indicated that she enjoyed it. (more…)