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09/18/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Susan Cincotta (right) receives the town’s first check from the town’s grant program for upgrading her septic system from Judy Meringer, personal secretary to Supervisor Gary Gerth.

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Susan Cincotta (right) receives the first check from the town’s grant program for upgrading her septic system from Judy Meringer, personal secretary to Supervisor Gary Gerth.

The first Islander to receive a check from the town for a nitrogen-reducing septic system is real estate professional Susan Cincotta for her Midway Road residence.

Ms. Cincotta has a town check for $9,663. Suffolk County approved the payment earlier, and will pay her contractor directly for installation. (more…)

06/13/18 8:00am

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JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch in the Center.

Supervisor Gary Gerth will meet with Chase Bank officials next week in an effort to turn around a decision made by the corporate office to close the Shelter Island branch. On Wednesday morning the supervisor said the bank has delayed closing the branch this year, which according to several sources had been slated to close in September.

Apparently the pressure bank officials have heard from Islanders and multiple requests for comments from the Reporter has had an effect.

Whether the supervisor will succeed in stopping the closing remains to be seen. Below is the original online story: (more…)

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12/04/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

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Richard Surozenski seeks re-election as a fire commissioner.

Is Elite Towers stalling in moving an application forward to construct a cell tower at the Manhanset Firehouse on Cobbetts Lane? (more…)