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08/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

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The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that you can’t be in the post office for very long these days without “someone telling you how Shelter Island is changing before their eyes. We’re just trying to put a few brakes on.”

She was speaking of a subcommittee made up of herself, Town Attorney Laury Dowd and Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Peter Reich who have been tasked to come up with plans to reduce the sizes of new houses on the Island. (more…)

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08/26/15 6:16am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Councilman Ed Brown has informed his Town Board colleagues he's resigning his post effective December 31.

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Councilman Ed Brown has informed his Town Board colleagues he’s resigning his post effective December 31.

Councilman Ed Brown tendered his resignation Tuesday afternoon from the Town Board, effective December 31.

In a brief letter hand-delivered to the Reporter, Mr. Brown wrote that he’s leaving for “personal reasons” and won’t complete the remaining two years of his term. (more…)

08/23/15 8:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

Who knew that the program that has become integral to saving eastern Long Island from the sprawl that has overtaken much of the western portion of the island — the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund (CPF) — has its origin in a program created on Nantucket by a native Long Islander? (more…)

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08/19/15 12:00pm

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey explained the proposal the Town Board is considering for testing of water quality on Shelter Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey explained the proposal the Town Board is considering for testing of water quality on Shelter Island.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leaning in favor of allocating funds in the 2016 town budget to asses water quality in Island wells. (more…)

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08/12/15 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd told his colleagues Tuesday he doesn’t think there’s a way to cover every eventuality of businesses operating at town beaches and parks.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd told his colleagues Tuesday he doesn’t think there’s a way to cover every eventuality of businesses operating at town beaches and parks.

Talk, but no action — at least not yet — on two issues that trouble Town Board members: how to control commercial operations at beaches and parks on the Island and how to limit single-family houses from being used as hotels or B & Bs. (more…)