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02/06/17 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO One of two platforms atop locust tree trunks fashioned by Highway Department employees as osprey nesting places at Shell Beach.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTOS One of two platforms atop locust tree trunks fashioned by Highway Department employees as osprey nesting places set up at Shell Beach last week.

Highway Department employees have created a special homecoming for some part-time Islanders.

Two platforms on tall poles were set up last week so ospreys will have new accommodations for 2017. (more…)

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02/01/17 10:10am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Supervisor Jim Dougherty was absent.

Councilwoman and Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis said Wednesday morning that she is moving toward supporting short-term rental legislation with minimum stay requirements, including the number of times a homeowner can rent their property for three days or less between Memorial Day and Labor Day. (more…)

01/28/17 11:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO

If you know, let us know. Send your responses to [email protected] or phone at (631) 749-1000, extension 18. (more…)

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01/18/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

The Town Board is looking to replace major portions of Congdons Creek Dock to be ready by Memorial Day. (more…)

12/09/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

Short term?
A member of the Town Board recently said, “I have a good attention span, but after 10 months it strays a little.”

The member was speaking about the discussions on regulating short-term rentals that have been a weekly feature of the board’s work sessions since May. We’re promised that there will be a public hearing on the issue in January, and to that we can add: Hallelujah. (more…)