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08/31/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

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Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams tells her colleagues she will ask Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board members about providing money for a salt water intrusion study.

The Town Board is exploring ways to provide water to those who don’t have reliable wells and those who need nitrogen-reducing septic systems to protect the water they have.

At the board’s Tuesday work session, members said they’re aware of residents who have drilled wells on town property to have potable water. (more…)

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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…)