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10/18/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

Supervisor Jim Dougherty Tuesday provided one of the largest outstanding costs to the 2018 budget — employee benefits that will total $3.1 million, $168,317 more than in the current budget. (more…)

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10/03/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Michael McDonald of Global Resilience Initiatives of Washington, D.C., shared a vision of energy independence with the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee last week, hoping to spread an East End groundswell to break away from PSEG reliance.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Michael McDonald of Global Resilience Initiatives of Washington, D.C., shared a vision of energy independence with the town’s Green Options Advisory Committee last week.

Ongoing coverage of the devastation Hurricane Maria left in Puerto Rico should be enough to prompt East End residents to plan for an age of energy independence separate from PSEG. (more…)

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09/20/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO| Bridge Street in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

The timing was perfect.

With Texas and Louisiana recovering from Hurricane Harvey, Florida still in shock from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria rampaging through the Caribbean, a tropical storm brushing past the East End this week and fears of a monster storm coming next week, Tuesday’s Town Board work session led off with a presentation about climate change and its effects on communities. (more…)

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03/29/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club will have a new eatery, The Flying Goat, and financial reforms for the 2017 season, according to a report presented to the Town Board Tuesday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Shelter Island Country Club will have a new eatery, The Flying Goat, and financial reforms for the 2017 season, according to a report presented to the Town Board Tuesday.

A new group of officers on the Shelter Island Country Club’s (SICC) board of directors reported to the Town Board Tuesday on plans to overcome serious financial problems.

According to a report presented to the board, membership revenue for the club at Goat Hill last year was down 25 percent over 2015, greens fees were off 18 percent, bar sales took a 40 percent hit and the total income of the club was down 34 percent. (more…)