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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was absent.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty made a brief apology for telling a controversial joke at the April 22 State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters (SILWV).
The joke was about a woman who was sexually assaulted and indicated that she enjoyed it. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.
Because there continues to be much confusion by the public about the recently passed short-term rental law, what follows is a plain language summary. This summary does not replace, supersede, or in any way alter the full text of the law contained within the Town Code.
— Town Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO From left, Ess Simovich, Andrew Ward, Denise Clausey, Denny Clark, Leigh Notley, Jackie Brewer, Donna Cass, Keith Clark, Gordon Cantley) and, hiding her face, Amber Brach-Williams
The season finale of the winter bowling season wrapped up last weekend with the 1st place women’s team, The Fab 5 and the first place men’s team, the Thunderballs.
Congratualtions to all!
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On Friday, after nearly 18 months of debate, the Town Board voted to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) on Shelter Island.
In an expected four to one vote, with Supervisor Jim Dougherty casting the lone “no vote,” the Island joins the other East End towns in putting restrictions on STRs. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO New Shelter Island Fire Department Chief Anthony Reiter at the Center firehouse.
The nephew, son, and grandson of volunteer firemen, when Anthony Reiter is sworn in as chief of the Shelter Island Fire Department on April 24 it will be a proud moment.
Anthony’s proudest moment as a firefighter came a little over two years ago, when on March 14, 2015, a fire broke out around 11:30 p.m. at Southold’s First Universalist Church. “We were the knights in shining armor for that one,” he said. “I called the Southold chief and said ‘I’ve got a full crew ready to go.’ She said, ‘Get your butts over here.’” (more…)