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11/11/16 8:00am
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BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO A teacher and her student remember Veterans Day with a letter to the editor.

Students honor veterans
To the Editor:
As well as being the K-12 art teacher at the Shelter Island School, I have the privilege of teaching 6th through 8th graders their state-mandated course on home and careers.

We frequently enjoy many sewing projects, and, of course, the students love to cook. At this time of year, I ask the students to pause their activities and write a thank you note to a veteran. (more…)

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11/09/16 11:17am
COURTESY PHOTO   The five East End Towns voted overwhelmingly to fund clean water projects from portions of the Community Preservation Fund.

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The five East End Towns voted overwhelmingly to fund clean water projects from portions of the Community Preservation Fund.

Shelter Islanders resoundingly passed ballot Proposition One Tuesday, 884 to 388, extending the life of the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) from 2030 to 2050 and allowing up to 20 percent of future money coming into the fund to be diverted from open space purchases and preservation to clean water projects. (more…)

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10/07/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, who has gradually come to accept some legislation affecting short-term rentals, said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he has changed his mind on the issue several times.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd, who has gradually come to accept some legislation affecting short-term rentals, said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he has changed his mind on the issue several times.

The Town Board moved a giant step forward at Tuesday’s work session providing information for a draft of legislation aimed at controlling short-term rentals. (more…)

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09/16/15 8:00am
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | A new report sees numbers of flights rising at East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | A new report shows numbers of flights rising at East Hampton Airport.

The amount of air traffic at East Hampton Town Airport, as well as noise complaints and lawsuits, has significantly increased since January, a new study has found.

East Hampton Town released a report this week detailing the controversial airport’s operations:

• Total airport operations between the months of January and July increased 29 percent from 2014 to 2015. In comparison, operations increased 49 percent between 2013 and 2015. (more…)