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11/06/18 10:00am

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Resident Bob Fredericks told the Town Board last week it’s ‘ludicrous’ to budget without a firm handle of the town’s fund balance.

Islanders had an opportunity Wednesday to weigh in on the proposed $12.9 million budget the Town Board has crafted for 2019.

But one resident — Bob Fredericks from Hay Beach — wasn’t waiting until the official public hearing to let the board know he thinks more money could have been taken from the town’s fund balance to avoid having to raise taxes at all. (more…)

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10/30/18 10:00am

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Town Supervisor Gary Gerth greeted Isabelle Topliff at Town Hall on October 26 during her “job shadow” with the Reporter. The Shelter Island School program places students with businesses for a day to learn how people do their jobs. Ms. Topliff is a junior at the high school who is thinking about pursuing a career in writing.

“We did very well,” Supervisor Gary Gerth said about the work he and his colleagues on the Town Board accomplished funding the town in 2019 with a 5.3 percent increase in spending. (more…)

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10/25/18 2:00pm

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Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, left, and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s budget meeting.

The Town Board adopted a preliminary $12.9 million budget Tuesday that would raise spending by 5.3 percent for 2019. But before final adoption takes place, there will be a public hearing on the proposal on Wednesday, November 7, at 1 p.m. (more…)

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10/23/18 12:00pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

The Dering Harbor Village Trustees met on Saturday, October 13 and after public hearings on four issues, unanimously passed several measures.

A revision was made to the village’s hunting ban, to allow Dering Harbor to participate in the Deer Management Program under the auspices of the Shelter Island Police Department. (more…)