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09/19/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Jack Monaghan

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Jack Monaghan

Jack Monaghan, one of the most beloved Islanders in recent memory, passed away on September 6, 2017. He was 82 years old. Here’s a profile by Peter Boody of Jack the Reporter published in 2014. (more…)

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04/24/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Expo 67, the World’s Fair, opened in Montreal with the date coinciding with the centennial of the Canadian Confederation.

Muhammad Ali refused military service and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title for three years.

Fidel Castro announced all intellectual property belonged to the people and said Cuba would translate and publish technical literature without compensation.

Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas.

The New York Knicks signed Bill Bradley to a four year $500,000 contract.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/29/17 4:30pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Michael Mundy speaking at the forum at Town Hall Monday evening hosted by the Community Housing Board.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO Michael Mundy speaking at the forum at Town Hall Monday evening hosted by the Community Housing Board.

A capacity crowd packed Town Hall Monday night for a forum sponsored by the Community Housing Board, and left with one unanswered question: Does Shelter Island want to pay to build affordable rental accommodations now, or face higher taxes in the future to replace the all-volunteer fire department and emergency services corps with paid members? (more…)

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10/26/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd, shown here at an earlier work session, said Tuesday that he welcomed legislation on the issue of short-term rentals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd, shown here at an earlier work session, said Tuesday that he welcomed legislation on the issue of short-term rentals.

The Town Board at its Tuesday work session continued to move toward drafting legislation on short term-rentals to put before the public.

The board has been debating the topic for months since reports by residents complaining of weekend renters displaying boorish, drunken behavior with all-night parties at non-owner occupied premises. The debate has since changed — as Councilman Paul Shepherd said heatedly to two residents Tuesday who were advocating limited legislation on the issue — from quality of life concerns to the “commercialization of residential neighborhoods,” with reports of property owners using their homes solely for short-term rentals. (more…)