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Many Island real estate professionals are bullish about the market on Shelter Island.
But one calls it neither a buyers’ nor sellers’ market, but a “realistic” market. What Melina Wein of M Wein Realty Inc. sees is “a lot of fluid pieces,” not just here, but nationally and internationally, that have many buyers and sellers trying to figure out where the economy is going before they pull the trigger on a transaction. (more…)
ANNETTE HINCKLE PHOTO George Fox Lane, which is close to the landlocked parcel the town is considering for purchase and preservation.
Shelter Island is on track to pick up 4.5 acres of undeveloped property for $25,000. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales.
For the first time in 2016, Shelter Island saw its Community Preservation Funds (CPF) surpass what they were for the same period in 2015, according to numbers released by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)
There was no earthquake election, as in the presidential race, but Amber Brach-Williams, the Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent Mary Dudley, won a stunning victory Tuesday, November 8. (more…)
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | The Town Board decided Tuesday to set up a new committee to vet clean water projects.
Ticks and water quality were on the Town Board’s Tuesday work session agenda.
The board heard a report from Animal Control Officer Beau Payne on efforts to calculate the number of ticks on the Island and strategies in 2017 to reduce their population (see previous story).
With the passage in November of a law allowing the town to take up to 20 percent per year from the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) for clean water projects, the board agreed to set up a new committee to identify and vet the projects.
Until the election, the CPF was used solely for purchasing, preserving and maintaining open space through a real estate transfer tax. (more…)