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08/06/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Demand  enforcement
To the Editor:
I would like to make three points on the issue of short-term rentals (STR). First, earlier this summer, the Town Board presented a “clarification of language” on the STR law passed last year by a vote of four to one.

This clarification indicated, among other things, penalties for those who did not abide by the law. The audience for this reading and hearing was huge with the great majority for the law passed last year and its enforcement. The problem then, and now, was that there is no enforcement of the law on the books. (more…)

07/14/18 11:00am
COURTESY PHOTOS Team work making the dream work at Crescent Beach.

COURTESY PHOTOS
Team work making the dream work at Crescent Beach.

The sands of Crescent Beach, nudged constantly by the rolling waves of Peconic Bay and pounded by the feet of sun worshippers, responded compliantly to the creative forces of local artisans in the First Annual Sandcastle Contest on Sunday. Shaped into spiky towers, sturdy forts and even a giant turtle, the entries reflected the imaginations and skills of the teams building them. (more…)

07/11/18 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Aidan and Brennan McFadden enjoy sparklers while waiting for the fireworks to begin.

The 61st annual Shelter Island Fireworks on Saturday, July 7 went off without a hitch, with hundreds of people gathering on Crescent Beach with their families to eat, drink, and be merry before the fireworks at 9 p.m.

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07/07/18 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Beach goers can get creative at Crescent Beach using sand as a medium.

COURTESY PHOTO
Beach goers can get creative at Crescent Beach using sand as a medium.

The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce has announced its first annual Sandcastle Building Contest that will take place on Crescent Beach on Sunday, July 8, at 1 p.m.

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04/19/18 4:30pm
1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

1950 pictorial map of Shelter Island illustrated by The Nelson Studio, St. James, N.Y. (Donor: Helen Wortis)

The board room at Shelter Island Town Hall is often dominated by discussions pertaining to pressing issues that will affect Islanders in the future. But right now, at least one wall of the room is dominated by a pictorial slice of Shelter Island’s past. (more…)