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11/06/14 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments about how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget. Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened, then left it to Councilman Ed Brown to explain the methodology auditors had suggested be used.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd (left) had some comments Wednesday as Supervisor Jim Dougherty listened on how health insurance premiums are reflected in the 2015 budget .

With only a few public officials present Wednesday afternoon, the Shelter Island Town Board concluded its public hearing on the proposed $9.9 million budget for 2015.

It will require that $7.73 million be raised from property taxes. That’s 5.9 percent more than was raised through taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)

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09/26/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Shelter Island Community Preservation Funds could exceed last year’s totals by year’s end, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor).

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Shelter Island Community Preservation Funds could exceed last year’s totals by year’s end, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor).

Just released numbers on Community Preservation Fund revenues for East End towns show Shelter Island continues to be the only municipality where contributions are lagging last year’s figures, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). (more…)

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08/25/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO REPORTER FILE PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. released information showing Shelter Island’s Community Preservation Funds are still lagging behind last year’s receipts.

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Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. released information showing Shelter Island’s Community Preservation Funds are still lagging behind last year’s receipts.

Only Shelter Island, among East End towns, continues to lag in the amount of Community Preservation Fund revenues based on the performance in the first seven months of 2014 compared with the same period last year. (more…)