Featured Story
07/17/17 11:06am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond Monday morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Blue-green algae on the surface of Fresh Pond Monday morning near the town landing off Lake Drive.

The Department of Public Works has posted signs warning that swimming in Fresh Pond “may pose a risk to your health. Please refrain from swimming.” (more…)

Featured Story
08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

Featured Story
11/06/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A question at the recent candidate's forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island sparked a letter from a reader.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | A question about Fresh Pond at the recent candidate’s forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island, sparked a letter from a reader.

Unfair to the public
To the Editor:
The League of Women Voters, aka LWV, has been an important part of our democracy since its inception in 1920. It is particularly disheartening when someone uses their good name to promulgate a falsehood. (more…)

Featured Story
10/22/15 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Gorillas and elephants
To the Editor:
Last week’s article, “Politics takes a back seat,” certainly raises serious questions about Supervisor Dougherty’s budgeting process for 2016.

However, my view is that politics remains in the front seat. His budget process reveals that we are facing another budget deficit for 2016. The supervisor’s latest “guesstimate” for a budget increase under 5 percent likely will be achieved by appropriating more fund balances, than the $150,000 shown in his tentative budget, to fill the budget gap. (more…)