01/20/17 3:02pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Because of the wide public interest in an upcoming pubic hearing to discuss draft legislation on short-term rentals  scheduled for Friday, January 27, the Town Board has ordered the meeting to be moved from Town Hall to the Shelter Island School auditorium, 33 North Ferry Road.

The time for the meeting remains the same — 4:30 p.m.

The draft resolution to be discussed can be found on the town’s website at shelterislandtown.us/ and by clicking on “Town Topics”’ and “Upcoming Hearings & Laws.”

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01/20/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Vella house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. Ultimately, the application appears headed for approval.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Herrmann’s Castle house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. The application appears headed for approval.

The official approval could come at the January 25 meeting, when after years of struggling to create his dream house on the site of Herrmann’s Castle, Zach Vella will finally get the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)

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01/19/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Becky Cole sees positive changes on Shelter Island.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Becky Cole sees positive changes on Shelter Island.

There’s one picture of Becky Cole that she can stand looking at. It was taken in 2005, when she and other members of the Writers Guild were on strike outside Wainscott Studios.

She held up a sign with three rows of numbers that the strikers flipped to count the days of their protest. When they got close to 100 days, someone took a picture of Becky with her sign and it ran in The East Hampton Star.

“I looked a little ragged,” she said. “But also bemused and defiant. I like that.” (more…)

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01/18/17 10:00am
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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…)