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10/16/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

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Chief Jim Read cut the deer culling budget before submitting it to the Town Board.

What happened to the Deer & Tick Committee’s decision to request more money for culling the herd in 2018 than was in the budget request submitted to the Town Board? (more…)

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10/11/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

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Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and secretary Debra Speeches presented their 2018 budget request to the Town Board this week.

With hearings on the 2018  budget under way at Town Hall, numbers have not yet been totaled, but if every request from town entities are granted, spending will rise considerably. (more…)

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09/06/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Police Chief Jim Read told the Town Board Tuesday that Shelter Island has a reliable emergency preparedness plan in place.

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Police Chief Jim Read told the Town Board Tuesday that Shelter Island has a reliable emergency preparedness plan in place.

Whether Shelter Island gets hit with remnants of Hurricane Irma or a future storm, Police Chief Jim Read believes the town is prepared. (more…)

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08/25/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO At least half a dozen signs appeared along St. Mary’s Road Wednesday morning advising drivers, “Go Back to Route 114! This is not your shortcut!”

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At least half a dozen signs appeared along St. Mary’s Road Wednesday morning advising drivers, “Go Back to Route 114! This is not your shortcut!”

Police are watching and ticketing, but that’s likely to be the only relief some residents along St. Mary’s Road and neighboring streets are likely to get for the foreseeable future in their battle against dangerous drivers, especially truck traffic, winding through the area. (more…)

07/13/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

Have you ever had the experience of attending a public meeting only to be baffled because officials are referring to documents only they have access to?

So have we, and it’s high time boards and committees on Shelter Island recognized their responsibility to adhere to the state law on disclosure of public records. (more…)