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05/07/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, at right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeting at Town Hall.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeti ng at Town Hall.

If a February meeting between baymen and members of the Town Board resembled an angry tango, the May meeting was a sweet waltz with few missteps and most trying to dance to the same tune. (more…)

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02/14/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilman Albert Dickson.

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

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board discussed finding a formula to be used when extensive renovations on a house would require the homeowner to have a nitrogen-reducing septic system installed. (more…)

09/26/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | A basketful of bounty: It’s almost scallop season. Will this year be a boom or a bust?

If you think you know a lot about scallops — those treasured bi-valves that Islanders begin to crave when the days grow shorter and a touch of coming winter is in the air — writer Charity Robey has a new word for you: merroir. (more…)

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08/18/17 2:00pm
 COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

COURTESY PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote to the Reporter about the events in Charlottesville last weekend.

From Congressman Zeldin
To the Editor:
Anyone associating themselves with the KKK and Nazism is associating themselves with hatred, bigotry, racism, intolerance and a tremendously inhumane past filled with horrible evil.

This is one of the extremes that exist in our society that has a long history of trying to tear us apart. (more…)

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02/21/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek Dock.

For the first time in weeks, the words short-term rentals weren’t uttered during a Town Board meeting February 17.

Wayne and Donna King waited patiently while the Town Board addressed a number of routine matters before taking their turn at the podium not to save themselves money, but to help other Island baymen. (more…)