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05/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

This time it’s Vella-Clinton.

No, it’s not a lineup for a political team, but a second project Zach Vella wants to accommodate his family while the former Herrmann’s Castle on Shore Road is reconstructed. (more…)

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01/24/17 12:00pm

 

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Booking short-term stays on the Island over the internet have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Booking short-term stays on the Island over the internet have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

The original post of this article neglected to mention that, in addition to a petition presented to the Town Clerk calling for restrictions on short term rentals, there is a change.org online petition, “Support Shelter Island’s Short Term Rentals, a 150 Year Old Tradition,” that as of Tuesday morning had 517 signatures.

The original article continues below.
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01/24/17 10:11am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn is for sale for acool $11.995 million.

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The Ram’s Head Inn is for sale for acool $11.9 million.

At the same time Ram’s Head Inn owners Linda and James Eklund are preparing to sell the property they have owned and operated for 37 years, they are also preparing to reopen the business this spring. (more…)

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01/20/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Vella house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. Ultimately, the application appears headed for approval.

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ZBA member Phil DiOrio (right) points out one of his concerns about the proposed Herrmann’s Castle house on Shore Road to ZBA Chairman Doug Matz. The application appears headed for approval.

The official approval could come at the January 25 meeting, when after years of struggling to create his dream house on the site of Herrmann’s Castle, Zach Vella will finally get the go-ahead from the Zoning Board of Appeals. (more…)