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Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Craig Wood addressing the Town Board Friday on proposed site plan review legislation.
At a public hearing Friday on proposed legislation to set up a site plan review process for commercial businesses, only one resident questioned the Town Board on proceeding. But it was enough for the board to leave the hearing open for written comments only for three weeks as the board weighs its decision. (more…)
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The political season is up and running on Shelter Island, with Democratic and Republican committees announcing some newcomers for the November ballot. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-chair Mary-Faith Westervelt discusses a possible project that could — with work — be converted into three affordable housing units.
The Community Housing Board (CHB) may have identified a house in the Center that could be converted to provide three affordable apartment units for families.
But finding the funds for the acquisition is just one of what could be several problems with the property. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation in January and another is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. in the school auditorium. Pictured above at the previous meeting are, from left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.
Residents protesting a proposed law to regulate short-term rentals (STRs) have hired a high-powered law firm to represent their side at a public hearing slated for April 7. (more…)