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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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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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04/25/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented a plaque.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented him with a plaque.

The Town Board learned at Tuesday’s work session that the Deer & Tick Committee will either ask for a reallocation of its money or more funding for its 2019 budget.

Listening to an account of efforts made in the 2017-18 hunting season, members heard about a successful pilot “Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers” (NWCO) program that killed 50 deer during the February and March hunt on some town-managed properties. (more…)

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03/19/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Building Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

JULIE LANE PHOTOBuilding Inspector Reed Karen made a case to the Town Board Friday for hiking building permit fees that have been unchanged for 10 years.

Citing permit fees that are far below those charged by other area towns, Building Inspector Reed Karen proposed a revision that would raise costs, while still keeping them at a reasonable level for low-priced projects. (more…)

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01/30/18 10:00am
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ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock

Pushing back at Councilman Paul Shepherd’s announced plan to resist revisiting the town’s Comprehensive Plan, members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) meeting January 25 said they want a rewrite of sections dealing with affordable housing. (more…)