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07/01/16 8:00am
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COURTESY PHOTO New legislation affecting PSEG has passed in the Assembly.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele’s bill amending the LIPA Reform Act by requiring PSEG to make public all information pertaining to compensation — including executive pay and fees paid to consultants and contractors — passed the Assembly and was sent to the Senate for its consideration. (more…)

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06/29/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary's Road last summer. More state money is on the way for road improvements.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department employees on St. Mary’s Road last summer. More state money is on the way for road improvements.

Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), Shelter Island will be receiving a $28,100 check to be used for road paving. (more…)

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06/29/16 10:20am
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After hearing from residents for two weeks in a row about serious problems associated with airbnbs — unregulated short term rentals — the Town Board heard another story at Tuesday’s work session.

Two residents told the board that short-term rentals were an economic lifeline to many individuals and a large part of the financial well being for the entire Island. (more…)

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06/29/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Officer Kevin Springer, a five-year part-timer with the Shelter Island Police Department, was sworn in as a full-time member Tuesday afternoon. With him are his wife Kate; daughter Maeve, 5; and sons Henry, 7; and Caleb, 3. Following tradition, Officer Springer’s father, Arthur Springer, who served the department for 21 years, pinned the badge on his son’s uniform.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Officer Kevin Springer, a five-year part-timer with the Shelter Island Police Department, was sworn in as a full-time member Tuesday afternoon. With him are his wife Kate, daughter Maeve, 5, and sons Henry, 7, and Caleb, 3.

It was a changing of the guard for the Shelter Island Police Department this week as Officer Walter Richards retired after 21 years. (more…)

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06/28/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO John Sieni (left) and his attorney, John Bennett, won approval to close the hearing on his controversial application to expand his storage business on North Ferry Road.

JULIE LANE PHOTO John Sieni (left) and his attorney, John Bennett, won approval to close the hearing on his controversial application to expand his storage business on North Ferry Road.

The Zoning Board of Appeals reluctantly closed the public hearing June 22 after a two hour discussion on an application from John Sieni to expand his storage facility on Route 114.

The visual impact of the construction site at 18 North Ferry Road is one reason the Town Board is investigating a requirement that all commercial property owners formally submit plans for development — a process called site plan review.

Shelter Island is the only municipality on the East End lacking one. (more…)