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05/31/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

A new row of chairs had to be set up in the Town Hall meeting room on the afternoon of May 25 and it still wasn’t enough to seat the overflow crowd of residents who stood in the back and crowded the corridor. (more…)

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05/08/18 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO  Mike Scheibel is retiring as chairman of the Deer & tick Committee and  as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Mike Scheibel is retiring as chairman of the Deer & tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve effective May 4.

Deer & Tick Committee members paid tribute to their leader, Mike Scheibel, who chaired his final meeting on May 2. He is among those who established the committee 13 years ago.

Mr. Scheibel is also retiring from his job as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve. (more…)

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04/30/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club's clubhouse.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club’s clubhouse.

Following a meeting of town officials with Marc Scola, board president of the Shelter Island Country Club, Councilman Jim Colligan updated a recent report on how the club that struggled for several years is getting back on its feet. (more…)

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03/09/18 8:00am
COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND A chart of results from the Deer & Tick survey released last October.

COURTESY TOWN OF SHELTER ISLAND A chart of results from the Deer & Tick survey released last October.

For the second month in a row, members of the Deer & Tick Committee tried to answer a question: Should Animal Control Officer Beau Payne spend part of his work hours hunting, especially during the February-March so-called “nuisance hunt” permit season? (more…)

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01/22/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its January 19 meeting. From left, Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Councilman Jim Colligan. Not shown, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its January 19 meeting. From left, Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth and Councilman Jim Colligan. Not shown, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

At its January 19 meeting the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution expanding the Community Housing Board membership from five to seven, in the hopes that professionals will be added to the CHB to help initiate an affordable housing plan for the Island. (more…)