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02/20/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

COURTESY PHOTO A lone star tick.

Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could one day be part of the arsenal used in the battle to reduce the incidence of tick-borne diseases on Shelter Island. (more…)

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02/09/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board recently held a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. Readers weighed in this week on the issue. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

Enough rules
To the Editor:
I can fully understand the cry for some legislation so that Shelter Island does not become the melting pot for partiers who have been turned away from Montauk, which is not a pretty scene. (more…)

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02/02/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The Town Board Friday holding a public hearing on proposed short-term rental legislation. From left, Assistant Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, Councilwoman Amber Brach- Williams, Councilman Jim Colligan, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Town Attorney Laury Dowd. Several letters this week commented on the public hearing.

Where are we going?
To the Editor:

I read with great interest the recent online piece on the Island school being “susceptible to fiscal stress.” (more…)

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12/23/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

How’s he doing?
To the Editor:
The December 1 and December 15 issues of the Reporter have contained letters from Supervisor Dougherty regarding his stewardship and focus for town finances. He is proud to say that his focus is “ticks, taxes and the aquifer.” (more…)

08/30/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A look at the origin of the Community Preservation Fund real estate transfer tax.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A look at the origin of the Community Preservation Fund real estate transfer tax.

The model for the Peconic Bay Community Preservation Fund, which has become a key to the preservation of eastern Long Island and reached $1 billion this year, got its start when Bill Klein arrived on Nantucket in 1974 and saw the island “subdividing at a rate of 500 lots a year, most on 2 and 3 acre lots.” (more…)