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03/28/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The crowd before the ceremony at the firehouse.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The crowd before the ceremony at the firehouse.

The community turned out in great numbers at the Center Firehouse on March 24 to honor one of their own who served the Island selflessly.

Barry Ryder, a lifelong resident of Shelter Island, passed away on January 8, 2018 after a brief illness.

An employee of the Shelter Island Highway Department for 32 years, Barry was a dedicated member of the Shelter Island Fire Department for over 30 years, serving as chief from 1991 to 1992 and again from 2005 to 2006. (more…)

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01/22/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its January 19 meeting. From left, Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Councilman Jim Colligan. Not shown, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its January 19 meeting. From left, Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Councilman Jim Colligan. Not shown, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

At its January 19 meeting the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution expanding the Community Housing Board membership from five to seven, in the hopes that professionals will be added to the CHB to help initiate an affordable housing plan for the Island. (more…)

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01/10/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday. From left, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Albert Dickson.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday. From left, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Albert Dickson.

One Town Board member outlined specific goals at Tuesday’s work session to achieve in 2018 and his colleagues enthusiastically agreed — except for Councilman Paul Shepherd. (more…)