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06/28/17 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)

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05/24/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-chair Mary-Faith Westervelt discusses a possible project that could — with work — be converted into three affordable housing units.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Co-chair Mary-Faith Westervelt discusses a possible project that could — with work — be converted into three affordable housing units.

The Community Housing Board (CHB) may have identified a house in the Center that could be converted to provide three affordable apartment units for families.

But finding the funds for the acquisition is just one of what could be several problems with the property. (more…)

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04/26/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Substitute “compliance” for “enforcement.”

In getting down to the details of the just-passed law regulating short-term rentals (STRs), the Town Board at its Tuesday work session began by defining the role of the town’s contact person with homeowners renting their property. An original draft by Councilman Jim Colligan had “enforcement officer,” but he readily agreed with his colleagues to change it to “compliance officer.” (more…)

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11/23/16 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Real, not canned, pumpkin — and only the variety known as Long Island Cheese will do — is a crucial ingredient for Marie Manuella’s memorable Thanksgivings.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Real, not canned, pumpkin — and only the variety known as Long Island Cheese will do — is a crucial ingredient for Marie Manuella’s memorable Thanksgivings.

Is there a dish you must have on Thanksgiving?

While Shelter Islanders were preparing for the big day or on the way to family celebrations, the Reporter asked a few of them what foods they were looking forward to, thinking we’d discover some new twists on classic recipes, but for these Islanders, it’s not about the recipe. The dishes they put on the table tomorrow will preserve and adapt traditions, honor previous generations and say, “I love you.” (more…)