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12/13/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

After several months of discussing possible legislation to control short-term rentals on the Island, the Town Board at its Friday meeting set January 27 as a date for a public hearing on the draft, but not before hearing a complaint about the timing. (more…)

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04/27/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board and a union are nearing agreement on a labor pact.

The Shelter Island Town Board and the Civil Service Employees Association are nearing completion of a new contract that is to be retroactive to January 1 and will continue through December 31, 2018. (more…)

03/25/16 10:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO |
St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

Why spend time and money to preserve an old, beloved structure?

For almost everyone, that’s not a question requiring much deliberation. Preserving a building connects us to the past in a vivid way, making memories as strong as brick and mortar. The sight of the graceful architecture reinforces the reason we revere and are inspired by the culture of builders and artists who came before us. (more…)

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09/01/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
William Dickerson could soon see his Tarkettle Road property cleared of overgrowth from adjacent town-owned lot.

Gears are in motion, turning slowly, but turning.

That’s the word on cutting back vegetation from town-owned land that has been bothering William Dickerson for years.

Two members of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board are engaged in assessing the full scope of work that needs to be done to free Mr. Dickerson’s Tarkettle Road property from encroaching, overgrown and unwanted tree limbs and leaves. (more…)

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04/01/15 10:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative will link the map to posted signs at the sites.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative would link the map to posted signs at the sites.

When are signs informative and when are they blight on the landscape?

The issue was discussed at the Town Board work session Tuesday, when two members of the Green Options Committee, presenting a plan for signage on preserved land, got some push back from Supervisor Jim Dougherty. (more…)