REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Hall.
Islanders could be seeing increases to fees charged when applying for building permits for renovations and new construction.
But Building Inspector Reed Karen believes his suggestions will result in fairer fees than currently exist.
It’s not about to gouging property owners, Mr. Karen told the Town Board at its October 31 work session. “I’d simply like to make it fairer,” he said. (more…)
COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT A look at the ongoing monitoring of St. Mary’s Road traffic through the years.
Reduce the speed limit, ban trucks from certain roads and call out the companies that employ truckers who speed and use Island roads illegally.
Those were some solutions from residents and Town Board members aired at the board’s Tuesday work session to stop what they see as tragic accidents waiting to happen on St. Mary’s Road and New York Avenue. (more…)
The political wisdom that election season begins after Labor Day is not quite true for Shelter Island — the kick off is always a bit later than the first Monday in September. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
At least half a dozen signs appeared along St. Mary’s Road Wednesday morning advising drivers, “Go Back to Route 114! This is not your shortcut!”
Police are watching and ticketing, but that’s likely to be the only relief some residents along St. Mary’s Road and neighboring streets are likely to get for the foreseeable future in their battle against dangerous drivers, especially truck traffic, winding through the area. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Governor Andrew Cuomo
At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board began responding to a state mandate on sharing services with neighboring municipalities to lower property taxes. (more…)