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08/10/17 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
A specially-designed wheelchair for use on beaches is at Crescent Beach, courtesy of the Department of Public Works.

Imagine living on a beautiful island with lovely beaches, but never being able to enter the water — or even sit on the sand — on a hot day.

That’s been the plight of Joe Napolitano who, until this summer, couldn’t access the waters around Shelter Island because he’s a person who uses a wheelchair. (more…)

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06/14/17 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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06/12/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement. (more…)

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04/04/17 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

The Shelter Island Town Board last Friday unanimously adopted an email policy requiring that all such communications be retained for a minimum of six years and that hard copies of documents relating to deeds and decisions be permanently retained. (more…)

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02/21/17 8:00am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO Dawn, Congdons Creek Dock.

For the first time in weeks, the words short-term rentals weren’t uttered during a Town Board meeting February 17.

Wayne and Donna King waited patiently while the Town Board addressed a number of routine matters before taking their turn at the podium not to save themselves money, but to help other Island baymen. (more…)