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09/14/17 4:30pm
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

Tick. Tock.

The clock is running with less than four months left for the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board to spend $440,000 it was allocated for 2017, or the money will revert to the Community Preservation Fund (CPF). (more…)

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09/06/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read told the Town Board Tuesday that Shelter Island has a reliable emergency preparedness plan in place.

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Police Chief Jim Read told the Town Board Tuesday that Shelter Island has a reliable emergency preparedness plan in place.

Whether Shelter Island gets hit with remnants of Hurricane Irma or a future storm, Police Chief Jim Read believes the town is prepared. (more…)

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08/29/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

Seven months into the year, Shelter Island continues to show an increase in the amount of Community Preservation Fund money that is flowing into town coffers from a 2 percent tax paid by home buyers. (more…)

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08/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

The newly-minted Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is moving nearer to seeking applications for grants to assist Islanders installing advanced waste water treatment systems that lower nitrogen levels in discharges. (more…)