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06/13/18 12:00pm
KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

KATERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO An artifact from when Shelter Island was a key player in the oyster industry of the east coast.

Members of the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) were up in arms at the beginning of the month about Suffolk County plans to lease acres of water-based land for oyster cultivation because they believe it would close large areas of Peconic and Gardiners bays to navigation. (more…)

06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)

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05/23/18 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis told the Town Board she wants to balance the interests of one Heights resident with those of neighbors and people trying to access the North Ferry Line.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis told the Town Board she wants to balance the interests of one Heights resident with those of neighbors and people trying to access the North Ferry Line.

Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis walked a careful line at the Town Board work session Tuesday, trying to balance the needs of a Heights resident with those of neighbors and drivers in the North Ferry line. (more…)

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04/11/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding shows new signs to be erected at town-owned sites purchased with CPF funds. Pictured with him is committee member Kathleen Gerard.

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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding shows new signs to be erected at town-owned sites purchased with CPF funds. Pictured with him is committee member Kathleen Gerard.

The Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) has purchased land to preserve open space on Shelter Island. Now the CPF is focused on developing stewardship plans for some of the properties to maintain them and provide access to the public. (more…)

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04/04/18 10:00am
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 town’s short-term rental law is getting a tune-up.

Pulled from work session agendas the last couple of weeks to work out details, the short-term (STR) legislation will probably have a provision added that, according to Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., will give some “relief” to Islanders who own only one house on the Island and their residence is “not available for a long-term rental.” (more…)