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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

06/25/16 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY

CHARITY ROBEY

Perhaps you will dress up, don a tie, or shave some stubbly part of your body.

You may travel a great distance, sitting in a car for hours wearing pantyhose, or packed into an airplane with a dress that wrinkles easily in the overhead compartment under someone’s rollaway. (more…)

10/01/15 8:00am
ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK Island’s bounce-back following national trends

ILLUSTRATION: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCK The local bounce-back is  following national trends

If anyone doubts that the economy has improved considerably, just speak with Shelter Island business owners.

With almost no exceptions, Island businesses followed national trends in recovering handsomely from a brutal winter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 192,000 new jobs were created nationally in March, a sign of optimism kicking off a solid spring and summer.

In an informal survey, the Reporter found that Island business owners had their own way of measuring summer success: Many were so busy they’re relieved to be able to take a breather this fall. (more…)

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09/23/15 11:03am
At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a 'radical' solution to repeated building code violations

At the Town board work session Tuesday, Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed what he characterized as a ‘radical’ solution to repeated building code violations

Councilman Paul Shepherd suggested at Tuesday’s Town Board work session that property owners who consistently defy Building Department regulations should be punished by doing community service. (more…)