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07/28/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member.

There were no surprises with the most recent gauging of water levels in Shelter Island’s test wells.

That’s according to Ken Pysher, who compiles United States Geological Survey information for the town’s Water Advisory Committee. Nine test wells are up and four are down for the period June 18 to July 16. (more…)

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07/28/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Dragging for ticks at Mashomack to count the insects.

There was good news in Shelter Island’s battle to control ticks and the illnesses they spread.

In samples taken at 10 locations on the Island in June, the numbers of a particular category of ticks — Lone star nymphs — have remained down significantly since 4-poster units were deployed on the Island seven years ago. (more…)

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07/28/15 10:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village elections once again is attracting controversy.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village hall.

Only a handful of residents attended the third Dering Harbor Architectural Review Board meeting on Saturday, July 18 to discuss the house proposed for 1 Dering Woods Lane, submitted by the Dering Woods Lane LLC.

At a previous meeting the board had agreed it needed more time to review the revised plans and to hear back from the building inspector about the changes, which he subsequently approved. (more…)

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07/27/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | LIPA contractors running pipes to house electric cables down Shore Road to Crescent Beach in August 2013. The project was scrapped three months later.

After a lengthy effort to reduce costs for Long Island Power Authority customers, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that the utility has been ineffective after he discovered that costs have not been reduced and debt levels continued to rise. (more…)

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07/27/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.

Shelter Island officials aren’t taking too seriously a statement on the tax cap issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Mr. DiNapoli said last week that the original 2 percent cap on annual tax raises by municipal and school districts will be set at 0.73 percent for those municipalities operating on the calendar year for 2016. (more…)