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10/18/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

Supervisor Jim Dougherty Tuesday provided one of the largest outstanding costs to the 2018 budget — employee benefits that will total $3.1 million, $168,317 more than in the current budget. (more…)

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10/09/17 9:50am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.

Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)

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10/04/17 10:18am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, joined his colleagues in trying to understand whether a Suffolk Country Department of Health Services permit violates its own newer policy on curbing nitrogen levels from septic systems.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Councilman Paul Shepherd, joined his colleagues in trying to understand whether a Suffolk Country Department of Health Services permit violates its own newer policy on curbing nitrogen levels from septic systems.

It’s all in the timing, Town Board members agreed at their Tuesday work session.

The question before them is whether an applicant should be held to current standards affecting nitrogen content from septic systems, or lower standards in effect when the Suffolk County Department of Health Services granted a permit to the applicant. (more…)

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09/14/17 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

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…)

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09/05/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Comedian Jerry Lewis held his Second Annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon over Labor Day weekend in 1967.

Surveyor 5, one of a series of unmanned missions meant to test the moon’s surface for a manned flight that would come in July 1969, was launched and made a soft landing on the moon despite a helium leak.

Tennis legend Billie Jean King beat Britain Ann Jones to win the 81st National Tennis Championship.

Debra Dene Barnes of Kansas was crowned the 40th Miss America.

Jim Morrison of The Doors defied CBS censors when he sang the original words to “Light My Fire” — “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” instead of the version censors wanted — “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.”

And on Shelter Island . . .

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