COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr.
Ironically, on the same day that most Shelter Islanders experienced a brief power outage while Silver Beach residents were out for close to two hours, came word from Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) that he is cosponsoring a bill to create a dedicated state fund to install underground utility lines across the state. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Following a lobbying effort in Albany last week, Shelter Island Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. was optimistic about the amount of money the town could receive for road improvements in the next state budget. (more…)
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor.
The Town of East Hampton is moving ahead with a program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and businesses to upgrade their cesspool systems with new technology that drastically reduces nitrogen discharges.
It’s a program that should be countywide, and could be through a bill authored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag harbor). (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island School
The New York State Assembly has taken the first step in what it hopes will be a fix to the School Tax Relief (STAR) program that provides tax relief to eligible property owners. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions.
While the first month of 2017 saw an overall downturn in Community Preservation Fund revenue among the five East End towns, Shelter Island booked a 160 percent increase from what was reported in January 2016. (more…)