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11/07/17 10:53pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Victorious Republicans toasting their sweep in the Town Board election Tuesday night. Raising glasses at the American Legion Hall moments after hearing the election results, are from left, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth and Town Councilman-elect Marcus Kaasik.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Victorious Republicans toasting their sweep in the Town Board election Tuesday night. Raising glasses at the American Legion Hall moments after hearing the election results, are, from left, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor-elect Gary Gerth and Town Councilman-elect Marcus Kaasik.

In a stunning upset, Republican Gary Gerth, a newcomer to Shelter Island politics, defeated Supervisor Jim Dougherty who was making a bid for a sixth term. (more…)

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11/06/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Curious
To the Editor:
A couple of errors in the October 26 Reporter article sharing the happy news that the town came in with a modest 3.6 percent budget increase for 2018  — the important one to correct being the misstatement that $1 million is in the general fund balance. (more…)

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10/27/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The Reporter asked the two candidates for supervisor and three candidates for Town Council to give our readers their thoughts on four of the most critical issues facing Shelter Island.

The questions submitted were :
1. How, in practical terms, would you plan to achieve affordable housing?

2. How, in practical terms, would you address the issues of water quality, tick infestation and infrastructure needs without raising taxes? (more…)

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10/23/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

UPDATE: The Town Board met for mere minutes Monday morning, concluding there were other parts of the budget that would likely render improved numbers on spending and revenues.

To create time to crunch those numbers and determine the amount of revenue that might have to be cut, the board adjourned the discussion until Tuesday afternoon, following the 1 p.m. Town Board work session. (more…)

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10/16/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)