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08/01/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Property owner of Seven B & B, Beth Swanstrom (left), and her attorney, Patricia Moore, argue the ownership of a nonconforming B&B shouldn’t affect a conforming house Ms. Swanstrom owns and wants to renovate.

JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Owner of Seven B&B, Beth Swanstrom (left), and her attorney, Patricia Moore, argue the ownership of a nonconforming B&B shouldn’t affect a conforming house Ms. Swanstrom owns and wants to renovate.

Can a licensed owner of a Bed & Breakfast on Shelter Island also offer separate accommodations in a second structure on her property for short-term rentals (STRs) while observing the STR law? (more…)

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08/01/18 10:28am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding making the case opposing purchasing Vincent Novak’s property before the Town Board Tuesday.

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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding making the case opposing purchasing Vincent Novak’s property before the Town Board Tuesday.

Those in favor and opposed to the acquisition of a half-acre property to preserve along Fresh Pond using Community Preservation Fund (CPF) money brought some new arguments to the Town Board Tuesday.

Judging from comments by board members, there’s no clear indication which way the vote will go on the possible acquisition of 48 Lake Drive owned by Vincent Novak. (more…)

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07/31/18 12:00pm
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO

Three bills introduced by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) have passed both the Assembly and Senate and would improve water quality if, as expected, they gain the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo. (more…)

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07/25/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

Town Board members got an overview of the short-term rental (STR) legislation at Tuesday’s work session and will be looking at flaws that could lead to changes in the controversial law. (more…)