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06/29/16 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary's Road last summer. More state money is on the way for road improvements.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department employees on St. Mary’s Road last summer. More state money is on the way for road improvements.

Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), Shelter Island will be receiving a $28,100 check to be used for road paving. (more…)

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03/25/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary's Road last summer.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary’s Road last summer.

Two documents were on the desk in front of Supervisor Jim Dougherty at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. Mr. Dougherty asked his colleagues if he should sign them. (more…)

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02/02/16 10:00am
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Look for an upturn in the Shelter Island real estate market in the first quarter of 2016.

That’s the consensus from Island professionals who have weathered what most have termed a frustrating 2015.
Saunders’ Penelope Moore summed it up, saying she’s always looking at trends, and 2015 was “a very unusual year” compared to others. (more…)

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01/20/16 8:16am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board work session Tuesday. From left, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Mary Dudley, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board work session Tuesday. From left, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Mary Dudley, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

If the town decides to put any money currently earmarked for land preservation into clean water initiatives, there have to be well-researched plans with specifically targeted projects.

That’s according to Councilman Jim Colligan, who brought up the topic at the Town Board work session Tuesday. Mr. Colligan said members of the Shelter Island Association (SIA) meeting Monday evening discussed a new law permitting East End municipalities to take a portion of the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for use in clean water initiatives. (more…)

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12/31/15 8:00am
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | New legislation could help preserve the East End's surface and ground waters.

BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | New legislation could help preserve the East End’s surface and ground waters.

Water quality on the East End became a focus in Albany this year, when legislators and the governor agreed to allow some money once dedicated solely for open space preservation to be used for anti-pollution programs.

A new law, sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), passed earlier this month, allowing each of the five East End towns permission to allocate up to 20 percent of Community Preservation Fund revenue to water quality protection. (more…)