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06/05/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt.

Members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) have been doing their homework, identifying possible sites for affordable — or community — housing, although they haven’t targeted any specific site for possible development.

Member Abby Dress released statistics at the May 31 meeting at Town Hall she’d received from town assessors showing there are 2,447 residences on the Island. The average value of those single family houses on Shelter Island is $1.4 million, Ms. Dress said. The median value is $930,000. (more…)

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04/16/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Actress Ashley Judd, daughter of country singer Naomi Judd and sister of country singer Wynonna Judd, was born in Granada Hills, California.

The National Baseball League agreed to add two teams and by the following year had added the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos, bringing to 12 the number of teams on its roster.

The 72nd Boston Marathon was held with Amby Barfoot of Connecticut winning the men’s race and Bobbi Gibbs of California winning for the women. She was the first woman to run a full marathon in 1966 and won that year and the following two years.

Pierre Trudeau was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister, a post he would hold for 15 years and a post now held by his son Justin.

The winner of top Tony Awards went to “Rosencranz & Gilderstein Are Dead” for Best Play and “Hallelujah, Baby” for Best Musical.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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03/27/18 2:00pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock

The Community Housing Board (CHB) wants a meeting with the Town Board to discuss goals and concrete measures of support it says is needed to provide affordable living quarters on the Island.

“Unless you have political will, nothing will happen,” said  Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt at the meeting March 22 of CHB, quoting former Councilwoman Chris Lewis on the issue.

“I’m kind of pushy — I like to get things done,” said Gerry Siller, one of the new members of the Housing Board and a former Shelter Island Town supervisor. (more…)

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01/10/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday. From left, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Albert Dickson.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board work session on Tuesday. From left, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Albert Dickson.

One Town Board member outlined specific goals at Tuesday’s work session to achieve in 2018 and his colleagues enthusiastically agreed — except for Councilman Paul Shepherd. (more…)