REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue.
Enmity in a legal dispute over a proposed privet hedge erupted at the end of Saturday’s reorganization meeting of the Village Of Dering Harbor trustees as residents, the mayor and trustees clashed. There was shouting, door slamming and a call for the 13-term mayor to resign. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.
The Village of Dering Harbor had its annual reorganization meeting on Saturday, July 16.
The mayor and trustee voted on key appointments, acted on items of business and, after conducting a public hearing, put in place new regulations limiting the hours of for noisy construction projects in the Village. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd.
Members of the Planning Board didn’t exactly jump at the chance Tuesday night to publicly discuss their views about the Town’s proposal to adopt a site plan review process for all commercial properties. (more…)
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/STOCK A deer and her fawns.
The idea of extending the deer hunting season by one month touched off a heated exchange at the July 6 Deer & Tick Committee meeting. (more…)
Airbnbs have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.
Cooler heads prevailed at the Town Board work session when the contentious issue of airbnbs —unregulated short-term rentals booked over the Internet — was once again on the agenda.
The issue has drawn fire from residents who maintain that “party houses” are proliferating on the Island due to the short-term Internet bookings, with loud music and drunken and obnoxious behavior occurring day and night in once peaceful neighborhoods. (more…)