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06/24/18 3:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Lindsey Gallagher, the first Island woman across the finish line in the 2018 Shelter Island 10K.

For 39 years, professional athletes from all over the country and the world have traveled to Shelter Island to participate in the annual 10K race. But that’s never stopped year-round and summer residents from giving them a run for their money.

Perhaps their most formidable competition comes from the ranks of Shelter Island High School’s (SIHS) cross-country and track teams, which regularly place in the top 10 at New York State championships and sends runners to compete for some of the nation’s top colleges. (more…)

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06/20/17 12:00pm
JUDY CARD PHOTO Gary Baddeley, left, finishing strong as the first Islander across the finish line in Saturday’s 10K.

JUDY CARD PHOTO Gary Baddeley, left, finishing strong as the first Islander across the finish line in Saturday’s 10K.

Gary Baddeley had a good start at Saturday’s 10K, running freely, set to seriously compete in a race he’d run, as he said, “only casually” the last several years.

The 52-year-old second homeowner, a native of London who’s lived in America for three decades and the Island for more than 20 years, had been training rigorously for triathlons the past several months. (more…)

07/23/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd, along with his colleagues, was in favor of Gary Baddeley to perform community service for building code violations.

JULIE LANE PHOTO  Councilman Paul Shepherd, along with his colleagues, was in favor of Gary Baddeley perfroming community service for building code violations.

Since late last year, Codger has avidly followed the case of Gary Baddeley, who became a guest star on the long-running series “Law and Disorder: Shelter Island Building Department.” (more…)

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12/30/15 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed the idea of sentencing some violators of the building code to community service.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd proposed the idea of sentencing some violators of the building code to community service.

In 2015, Gary Baddeley was the first Islander sentenced to community service for building code violations.

The Building Department found that Mr. Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the town and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)

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10/07/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board met in a work session Tuesday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board met in a work session Tuesday.

At the Town Board’s Tuesday work session, the members returned to the question of penalizing property owners who break Building Department regulations, especially those who willfully build in restricted areas, such as protected wetlands.

The issue came to a head several weeks ago when it was discovered that Gary Baddeley had ordered construction on his South Ferry Road property without filing plans with the Building Department, and had built past a buffer into environmentally sensitive wetlands. (more…)