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Pushing back at Councilman Paul Shepherd’s announced plan to resist revisiting the town’s Comprehensive Plan, members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) meeting January 25 said they want a rewrite of sections dealing with affordable housing. (more…)
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Perhaps there’s no other major effort on Shelter Island that has been less predictable than whether affordable housing will gain a foothold. (more…)
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Chairman of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Gordon Gooding won Town Board approal Friday for the acquisition of an open spaces waterfront lot on Congdon Road.
Shelter Island will soon add to its preserved land, spending $800,000 for a 0.95-acre site at 46 Congdon Road. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Actress Mira Sorvino was born in Tenafly, New Jersey.
American singer and actress Moon Unit Zappa was born in New York City.
Pairs figure skater Jason Dungjen was born in Detroit and went to skate with Kyoka Ina, winning United States Championships in 1997 and 1998 before retiring, but then returning to skate with Yuka Sato in the Stars on Ice tour.
President Lyndon Johnson took advantage of a Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony to boost his unpopular and flagging Vietnam policy while presenting the medal to Sergeant David Dolby, credited with saving many of his fellow soldiers during a fire fight against the North Vietnamese.
And on Shelter Island . . .
THURSDAY, JULY 20
Ferry Writers, join in writing exercises with a supportive group. 5 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042.
FRIDAY, JULY 21
The Examined Life, a philosophy discussion group led by Wendy Turgeon. 1 p.m., library. Read and discuss essays from “The Stone Reader.” (631) 749-0042.
Friday Night Dialogues, Callie Atkins and Glenn Waddington discuss their circumnavigation of the entire Island on foot. 7 p.m., library. (631) 749-0042. (more…)