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02/27/17 4:30pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

Appropriate revisions
To the Editor:
The Town Board stumbled in raising Congdons Creek docking fees with scant notice, to help pay for Public Works Department 2017 budget requests to upgrade the dock, and then subsequently attempting to lessen the impact for commercial baymen with a lesser increase. (more…)

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02/24/17 2:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Respecting views
To the Editor:
I am writing to cancel my loyal subscription to the Reporter. I subscribed to the Reporter 38 years ago for local news, not to see the office of the president and other national offices trashed through words and offensive cartoons. There are plenty of national print and televised organizations that already do that very well. I wish you would concentrate more on local issues which directly affect Islanders. (more…)

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02/17/17 2:00pm
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Letters to the editor that are exclusive to the Reporter are welcome. Submissions may be faxed, hand delivered or mailed but the preferred method is by email as an attached document sent to [email protected] Addresses and telephone numbers are required but will not be published. All letters must have a signer; letters sent on behalf of a committee or other organization will not be accepted without a name. Anonymous letters will not be accepted. Letters will be rejected or edited for libelous or malicious content. Repetitive letters from the same author will be edited.
All writers are encouraged to keep their letters under 400 words. (more…)

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02/09/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

Enough rules
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)

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02/02/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd. Several letters this week commented on the public hearing.

Where are we going?
To the Editor:

I read with great interest the recent online piece on the Island school being “susceptible to fiscal stress.” (more…)