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02/14/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams. Not shown, Councilman Albert Dickson.

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

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board discussed finding a formula to be used when extensive renovations on a house would require the homeowner to have a nitrogen-reducing septic system installed. (more…)

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01/24/18 12:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Jim Preston, center, chairman of the nonprofit Shelter Island Emergency Ambulance Foundation, with EMT Mark Kanorvogel, left, presenting a check for $55,000 to Supervisor Gary Gerth at the Town Board work session Tuesday. The funds will go to pay for a second ambulance, which Mr. Preston said has been paid for entirely with cash.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Jim Preston, center, chairman of the nonprofit Shelter Island  Ambulance Foundation, with EMT Mark Kanorvogel, left, presenting a check for $55,000 to Supervisor Gary Gerth at the Town Board work session Tuesday. The funds will go to pay for a second ambulance, which Mr. Preston said has been paid for entirely with cash.

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board decided to tweak the town code in two places.

Building Permit Examiner Lori Beard Raymond told the board that a merger regulation in the code is outdated and should be “reviewed and reconsidered.” (more…)

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01/23/18 8:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

U.S. gymnast Mary Lou Retton, who would take home a gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia.

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” starring Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef, was drawing in movie audiences.

“I Never Sang for My Father,” a play about a troubled relationship between a father and son, opened at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway and ran for 124 performances.

The Israeli submarine Dakar, with 69 sailors onboard, disappeared in the Mediterranean enroute from Scotland to Haifa.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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01/17/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. From left, Councilmen Albert Dickson and Paul Shepherd and Supervisor Gary Gerth. Not shown, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams.

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

The Town Board discussed at its Tuesday work session the issue of applications for outdoor assemblies and parties on public property during the summer months.

Police Chief Jim Read came to board to discuss an application submitted by Romanos Fessas for a 115-person clambake at the end of Shell Beach on an evening the weekend before the Fourth of July. (more…)

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01/16/18 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO  Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.The POW virus is transmitted by infected black legged ticks

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dragging for ticks at Mashomack.The POW virus is transmitted by infected black legged ticks

Lyme. Babesiosis. Ehrlichiosis Aalpha gal red meat allergy related to lone star tick bites. The list of tick-borne diseases grows. Now add Powassan (POW) disease, not new, but on the rise in the northeast. (more…)