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06/21/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO  |  The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

At its Tuesday work session the Town Board discussed the “creep factor” at Crescent Beach now that summer is in full swing.

It’s not what you’re thinking. (more…)

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06/20/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Council member Greg Toner shared information with his colleagues Monday night on rising nitrate levels in Shelter Island water.

The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) walked a fine line Monday night between informing the public about water safety and not alarming residents about the quality of their water. (more…)

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06/19/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A beloved tradition continues
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Annual Fireworks show will take place July 8, 2017 at Crescent Beach. We are so thankful for all of the support we have received over the past two years and hope we can count on it again this year. (more…)

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06/14/17 2:00pm
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Sunset at Crescent Beach.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Sunset at Crescent Beach.

For the past few summers, Venture Out Paddle Boat Rentals has operated at Crescent Beach. The company also offers massages to customers.

A question arose at Tuesday’s Town Board work session whether legislation should be written to control a possible proliferation of businesses operating at the beach or, for that matter, at any town-owned property. And if the town tries to regulate commercial operations, could it be taking on any liability? (more…)

05/20/17 11:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO

Walker or runner, the trick for turtles and hares is putting one foot in front of the other until you see the finish line.

At that point, your instincts will be your guide. Although years ago, our Island 5K did make a logistics screwup. The bountiful food that is provided at all our races was improperly located. The grills for hot dogs and hamburgers were on Crescent Beach’s sand. (more…)