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01/05/18 4:30pm

Asked what spurred her decision not to run for four more years on the Shelter Island Town Board after serving 16 years, Christine Lewis said: “Always leave them laughing.”

It was a typical response from Ms. Lewis — witty, wise and self-deprecating.

Her service to Shelter Island is in no way typical. Her spirit, intelligence and dedication to making this a better place for everyone, young and old and all income levels, made her the conscience of the Town Board and beloved among her constituents. (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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04/24/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday giving the ‘State of the Town’ address

The need to replace aged septic systems on the Island could surpass the crisis of tick-borne diseases as a priority on Shelter Island.

That’s according to Supervisor Jim Dougherty, who spoke to more than 100 people Sunday at the Ram’s Head Inn for the annual State of the Town address, sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters. (more…)