12/09/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town government has spent 10 months discussing short-term rental legislation.

Short term?
A member of the Town Board recently said, “I have a good attention span, but after 10 months it strays a little.”

The member was speaking about the discussions on regulating short-term rentals that have been a weekly feature of the board’s work sessions since May. We’re promised that there will be a public hearing on the issue in January, and to that we can add: Hallelujah. (more…)

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10/05/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Republican candidate Amber Brach-Williams, left, is challenging Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board this November. They met Tuesday at the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Shelter Island Women’s club at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.

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Republican candidate Amber Brach-Williams, left, is challenging Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board this November. They met Tuesday at the “Meet the Candidates” forum sponsored by the Shelter Island Women’s club at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall.

In an Island election year tradition, the Shelter Island Women’s Club held it’s “Meet the Candidates” event at Presbyterian Fellowship Hall Tuesday.

There’s only on local election this November for a seat on the Town Board pitting incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Mary Dudley against Republican challenger Amber Brach-Williams. (more…)

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01/27/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

At a brief Town Board work session Tuesday, two issues that have been discussed for more than a year were touched on again: the crisis of water pollution and the so-called “Hampton-ization” of Shelter Island. (more…)