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01/18/17 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

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Quinn Karpeh, town assessor and Green Options Advisory Committee member, addressing the Town Board Tuesday on completing requirements for Shelter Island to become designated by the state as a “Clean Energy Community.”

The Town Board is looking to replace major portions of Congdons Creek Dock to be ready by Memorial Day. (more…)

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07/05/16 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO A new poll sheds light on Shelter Islanders thoughts on single-use, plastic bags.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new poll sheds light on Shelter Islanders thoughts on single-use, plastic bags.

Eight out of 10 Shelter Islanders believe the town should ban single-use plastic bags.

That’s the result of an online survey conducted from February through April by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee (GOAC) using SurveyMonkey, an online tool. (more…)

05/06/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Mashomack Preserve Director Mike Laspia and his wife Susan, preserve operations manager, are retiring in September.

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It’s rare these days for people to remain in one job, in one place, for more than 30 years. But Mike and Susan Laspia have done just that, with Mike starting work as Mashomack Preserve’s director in 1980, and his wife Susan coming on board as preserve operations manager three years later.

News that they will be retiring this September means the Island will be losing two of its greatest assets. (more…)

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05/02/16 10:00am
COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags

COURTESY GRAPHIC Results of a poll taken by the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee asking Shelter Islanders about a Suffolk County-wide ban on single use, plastic bags.

A new poll suggests that Shelter Islanders are strongly in favor of a Suffolk County ban on single-use, plastic bags used in most retail stores.

On Friday, Supervisor Jim Dougherty released part of an extensive poll, conducted by the town’s Green Options Advisory committee, on the issue that showed Islanders are behind a proposed county Legislature bill to get rid of the bags by a four to one majority. (more…)