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10/27/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The Reporter asked the two candidates for supervisor and three candidates for Town Council to give our readers their thoughts on four of the most critical issues facing Shelter Island.

The questions submitted were :
1. How, in practical terms, would you plan to achieve affordable housing?

2. How, in practical terms, would you address the issues of water quality, tick infestation and infrastructure needs without raising taxes? (more…)

10/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION

Cruising the Island at 30 miles an hour was Police Chief Jim Read’s idea, not Codger’s.

At a recent Town Board meeting, after the chief presented the results of 14 years of traffic studies on New York Avenue and St. Mary’s Road, Councilwoman Chris Lewis asked about lowering speed limits.

Chief Read suggested that concerned residents might “drive around at 30, get a feel for it.” (more…)

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10/16/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Action now on environment
To the Editor:
The front page news story in the October 5 Suffolk Times about local algae blooms seemed quite relevant to Shelter Island in many ways. The map that accompanied the story, showing numerous impacted areas (including perhaps three quarters of our shoreline) made the article even more meaningful. Not shown was Fresh Pond, which has certainly been affected and has received some attention. (more…)

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10/11/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.

There were no fireworks or serious disagreements at Sunday afternoon’s candidates forum at the school auditorium.

Sponsored by the Shelter Island Association and the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island,  the forum featured three candidates for Town Council and two for supervisor who agreed on what constituted the critical issues facing the Island and, for the most part, how to solve problems. (more…)

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10/09/17 9:50am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer feeding at a 4-poster stand. brushing against a post treated with a chemical, permethrin, that kills ticks.

At the candidates forum for office seekers held Sunday at the school auditorium, Gary Gerth, candidate for supervisor, asked incumbent Supervisor Jim Dougherty why the results of a survey asking residents questions related to deer and tick issues would not be released until after Election Day.

Mr. Dougherty said, “I’m ready to go.” (more…)