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06/01/18 12:01pm
COURTESY PHOTO This map of walkable trails and open space and preserved lands is available on the town’s website at ShelterIslandTown.us/OpenSpace.

COURTESY PHOTO
This map of walkable trails and open space and preserved lands is available on the town’s website at ShelterIslandTown.us/OpenSpace.

It may be raining today, but the Lions Club roadside cleanup scheduled for Saturday morning is on — rain or shine — and the weatherman is currently offering to cooperate. (more…)

05/01/18 8:00am

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As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the town prepares to lay out the welcome mat to seasonal visitors, the Shelter Island Lions Club is spearheading a cleanup campaign, hoping many volunteers will show up on Saturday, May 19, to join in a street-cleaning effort. (more…)

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03/28/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The crowd before the ceremony at the firehouse.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The crowd before the ceremony at the firehouse.

The community turned out in great numbers at the Center Firehouse on March 24 to honor one of their own who served the Island selflessly.

Barry Ryder, a lifelong resident of Shelter Island, passed away on January 8, 2018 after a brief illness.

An employee of the Shelter Island Highway Department for 32 years, Barry was a dedicated member of the Shelter Island Fire Department for over 30 years, serving as chief from 1991 to 1992 and again from 2005 to 2006. (more…)

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03/23/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Public Works Commissioner Jay Card.

Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. and the Town Board are working on a resolution they want to adopt affecting the standards under which roads will be built.

While Mr. Card told the Board at Tuesday’s work session he doesn’t envision the town putting in any new roads, developers of housing communities would likely be installing roads to serve those areas. What he wants is to ensure that those roads will meet the necessary standards to wear well and not break down early. (more…)