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11/30/16 12:32pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Resident Larry Adler warned the Town Board it will face costly lawsuits if it persists in limiting short-term rentals.

After several months of discussions, Town Board members agreed at their work session Tuesday to streamline a comprehensive short-term rental proposal that will be the subject of a late January public hearing. (more…)

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11/29/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay is calling for a radical shake up of the governing body.

COURTESY PHOTO Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay is calling for a radical shake up of the governing body.

A Suffolk County legislator is calling on county officials to let the public vote on reducing the size of the legislature, a proposal that has received mixed reaction from East End officials. (more…)

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11/28/16 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

A second law firm, this one specializing in litigation, has been hired by the Village of Dering Harbor in a lawsuit brought against the village by three residents over ownership of strips of land between their properties and village roads. (more…)

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11/21/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

Two unusual occurrences took place at the Town Board’s regular meeting Friday.

The first was two split votes from a board that almost always votes unanimously, and the other was a member discussing reasons for voting against a resolution after the votes were cast, when rules of order call for a discussion to take place before the vote.

According to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, there have been 972 resolutions put to a vote by the board since January 2015 with only four — until November 18 — not receiving unanimous approval. (more…)