Featured Story
06/08/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The Town Board appears poised to acquire $1.5 million worth of new Highway Department equipment. The only question remaining is whether the items should be purchased with bond money or leased with an option to buy.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. last week asked for three new snowplows with sanders, a “brush grinder,” and an excavator with a trailer.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, there was a general consensus the acquisition of equipment should be approved. (more…)

Featured Story
05/10/17 10:08am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

The Town Board continued to work on the short-term rental (STR) law passed last month.

At Tuesday’s work session, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams noted that she has put together a brief, easy to understand explanation of the law (see Reporter website post — “Shelter Island’s short-term rental law in plain language”). (more…)

Featured Story
03/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

After months of ugly confrontations over crafting short-term rental (STR) regulations, culminating in a Town Board work session a week ago that descended into an obnoxious shouting match, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Tuesday he was seeking to “heal the wounds in our community a bit.” (more…)