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

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Better direction on water
To the Editor:
Thank you for writing clearly about my position on the rebate program for septic systems here on Shelter Island (“One resident says plan is shortsighted, ineffective,” November 23).

Obviously, we need a broad, townwide plan that addresses the complete issue of water quality and not just free rebates and a lot of talk. (more…)

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11/26/17 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Save Menantic Creek
To the Editor:
This letter is to the Waterways Advisory Committee, the Town Board and all concerned citizens.

I have enjoyed the use of Menantic Creek since 1988. While I am not a property owner on Menantic, it has long been my privilege and pleasure to kayak, sail, swim and fish in this beautiful body of water. (more…)

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09/12/17 11:57am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Mark Labrozzi got little satisfaction from the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night when he sought an alternative mooring site for one of his boats.

The Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) is struggling to respond to applications for mooring sites since there’s an increasing number of people seeking them and little turnover among those who have them. (more…)

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01/13/17 4:30pm
BEN SMITH PHOTO

BEN SMITH PHOTO

We all know how long it takes to drive across Shelter Island from north to south on Route 114. Some of us know there are 21.5 miles of trails meandering in and around Mashomack Preserve.

But have you ever wondered how big Shelter Island really is?

Glenn Waddington certainly did, and it’s a question that he puzzled over for quite some time. (more…)

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06/03/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Property owner Peter Levenson (left) and Jack Costello of Costello Marine made a case to the Waterways Management Advisory Council Monday night for changes to a pre-existing non-conforming dock in Dering Harbor. The Town Board will have the final say.

While the South Ferry channel is set to be dredged this year and all expectations are that the work will go forward without a hitch in November, the Waterways Management Advisory Council will recommend that a second project be listed at Menantic Creek — just in case something goes wrong with the South Ferry dredge. (more…)