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04/21/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club's clubhouse at Goat Hill. Several writers this week — including the Board of Directors —commented on changes at the club.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club’s clubhouse at Goat Hill. Several writers this week — including the Board of Directors —commented on changes at the club.

Prudent fiscal management of Goat Hill
To the Editor:
Every president and board of the Shelter Island Country Club has struggled with the same issue: How do we keep membership fees, golf fees and bar prices as low as possible so the club can be affordable to Islanders?

The downside to keeping the club affordable puts tough limits on the amount of money available to maintain the course. In prior years, the club spent roughly $10,000 a year, excluding staff salaries, on course maintenance. The current board has tripled our investment in the course and still more money is needed. (more…)

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04/08/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A letter writer says there should be new leadership at the Shelter Island Country Club.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO |A letter writer says there should be new leadership at the Shelter Island Country Club.

New leadership  for Goat Hill
To the Editor:
As a former grounds superintendent and member of the Shelter Island Country Club (SICC), I was disheartened to see the most recent photos of the golf course greens. They are in terrible shape! Judging by the photos, they are riddled with snow mold (fungus), lacking proper nutrients, basic mowing, as well as mechanical practices (aeration, thatch removal, etc.). (more…)

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04/04/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Perfect opportunity
To the Editor:
I just read the article in the Reporter concerning possible $450,000 in grants proposed to the town to repair Shelter Island’s roads (“Hitting the Roads,” March 24).

I am surprised to read that the Island’s roads were declared “the best in Suffolk county” and would question the criteria used to make that determination. Were the roadway needs beyond those of car drivers considered in this evaluation? (more…)

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03/24/16 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel's property. Readers have responded to reports on the controversy over  the chapel located there.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A view of Coecles Harbor from the St. Gabriel’s property. Readers have responded to reports on the controversy over the chapel located there.

Prayer … and action
To the Editor:
I would like to thank the Shelter Island Planning Board for the time and consideration that they have put into the plans for the St. Gabriel’s property.

I agree wholeheartedly with those who have called for a second opinion (“St. Gabriel’s Chapel is living on a prayer,” March 17) before we watch the St. Gabe’s chapel demolished before our very eyes. (more…)

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03/21/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Perceived problem
To the Editor:
The recent article on affordable housing (“What Shelter Island’s future can afford,” March 3) was well written and timely.

However, it was rife with speculation and opinion and did not belong on the front page. The article provided little or no data to substantiate the long list of perceived social problems facing our community. (more…)