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07/20/16 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

The Town Board’s business was once again consumed by the issue of airbnbs —unregulated short term rentals booked on the Internet — at the regular Town Board meeting Friday, July 15 and at Tuesday’s work session.

The proliferation of the unregulated rentals has sparked outrage from some residents, who complain about Island residences turned into so-called “party houses” nearly every weekend with drunken and loutish behavior disturbing the peace and changing the character of their neighborhoods. (more…)

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07/20/16 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Full moon at sunrise from Bootleggers Alley.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Full moon at sunrise from Bootleggers Alley.

July’s full moon rose last night and was still gracing the clear sky after the sun rose this morning.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it’s known as the “Full Buck Moon,” since male deer begin to grow new antlers at this time of year. (more…)

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07/19/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in  the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

While continuing to explore alternatives to ensuring all Shelter Island residents have potable water, the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) will ask the Town Board to tweak its general code affecting swimming pool installations in the “Near Shore” and “Peninsula Overlay District.” (more…)