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01/25/17 2:05pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town Attorney Laury Dowd presented new guidelines issued by the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) to the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)

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01/23/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Three astronauts — Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee died during a launch pad rehearsal when the Apollo 1 command module caught fire. (more…)

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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)

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09/16/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

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Stan Church at his Ram Island home overlooking the spot where he first dropped anchor in 1979.

When Stan Church was in his early 30s, he was already the founder and owner of one of the top marketing agencies in New York. But when he wasn’t pitching clients or coming up with innovative ways to reinvigorate a brand like the Pillsbury doughboy, he was sailing. (more…)