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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)

06/24/16 7:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO You read it right. Bella Vita is open for business. Operator John Riccobono Jr. confirmed that the pizzeria and restaurant opened its doors two weeks ago, but the family wanted a “quiet opening” to see how things would go.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Bella Vita is open for business. Operator John Riccobono Jr. confirmed that the pizzeria and restaurant opened its doors two weeks ago, but the family wanted a “quiet opening” to see how things would go.

Shhh! Don’t tell.

But for those who can sniff their way to pizza from miles away, Bella Vita opened its doors on Route 114 at the former Clark’s Fish House venue about two weeks ago. (more…)

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02/10/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The concrete grinding machine at 13 North Ferry Road.

COURTESY PHOTO | The concrete grinding machine at 13 North Ferry Road.

An issue that has been dormant for more than a year resurfaced at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, with a new wrinkle added.

The 1.3-acre lot at 13 North Ferry Road, owned by Dan Calabro and leased to Marcello Masonry, has a concrete grinding machine on the premises that worries nearby residents. Councilwoman Chris Lewis said complaints have been made to the board about the possibility of deafening noise, vibration and potentially hazardous dust blowing onto neighboring properties. (more…)