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05/20/16 10:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd responded to an article in the May 12 issue of the Reporter.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd responded to an article in the May 12 issue of the Reporter.

Hyperbolic
To the Editor:
In all the commotion that goes with front page headlines (“Councilman Shepherd fears future ‘indiscriminate slaughter,” May 12), it may have gotten lost that I told Deer and Tick Committee Chairman Mike Schiebel that they have done a good job, so I’ll repeat that here. The committee’s efforts, along with that of the hunting community, are making a positive difference, in my opinion. (more…)

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05/09/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Why the secrecy?
To the Editor:
A recent issue of the Reporter supplied the community with an extensive article about the town’s efforts to provide housing for those working here.

An arm of our town government, the Community Housing Board (CHB), listed as a committee on the town’s website, provides housing via a license it grants to homeowners to afford people living quarters.

This committee/board held a very interesting meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 25. In attendance was the board less a co-chair, an applicant, and four interested parties, I being one.

No one of us four would have known about this meeting had I not gone to Town Hall to ask when this group was next meeting and I was overheard by someone in the know. (more…)

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04/28/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club's clubhouse at Goat Hill. Two writers this week commented on the situation at theclub.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club’s clubhouse at Goat Hill. Two writers this week commented on the situation at the club.

More than a village
To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in response to all the negative press that the Shelter Island Country Club has been receiving in the last few months. (more…)

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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…)