04/21/14 5:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Board of Education President Stephen Gessner

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Board of Education President Stephen Gessner

In a small community like Shelter Island, it’s impossible to avoid all potential conflicts of interest, so typically members of various boards recuse themselves from voting on issues where they have a personal interest.

The latest incidence of a potential conflict brought to the Reporter’s attention was the appointment of Kathleen Minder as school district business manager while her husband, Dr. Stephen Gessner, serves as Board of Education president. (more…)

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04/21/14 2:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board in session Thursday, April 17. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board in session Thursday, April 17. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown.

One day beach passes will be available this summer at Wades and Shell beaches.

The Town Board passed a resolution Thursday, April 17 to allow non-resident summer visitors access to the beaches as a pilot program. (more…)

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04/17/14 11:10am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

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Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

Shelter Island could soon be in the same boat as the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

That’s if today’s studies of water adequacy don’t take climate changes into consideration, according to Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher

“There’s no question we’ve got plenty of water,” Mr. Pysher said. “The question is whether we’re going to be able to drink it.” (more…)

04/17/14 8:15am
Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparking Pointe, were presented with a plaque at the ceremony. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sparkling Pointe owners Tom and Cynthia Rosicki, left, were presented with a plaque at ELIH’s ceremony on Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller photos)

Eastern Long Island Hospital hosted a reception Wednesday to present its $4.5 million operating room remodeling plan and to acknowledge benefactors that helped make the project possible.

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