03/16/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO  |  A collection of arrowheads.

COURTESY PHOTO | A collection of arrowheads.

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS 

On Saturday, March 18 at 4 p.m., Shelter Island Historical Society offers a Native American artifacts presentation in Havens Barn. This presentation was rescheduled from March 11 due to snow. (more…)

03/04/17 3:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | A collection of arrowheads.

COURTESY PHOTO | A collection of arrowheads.

This is an area that was historically populated by Native Americans and, as a result, arrowheads and other objects have been unearthed on the East End over the years.

On Saturday, March 11, the Shelter Island Historical Society offers a Native American artifacts presentation in collaboration with the Southold Indian Museum. The presentation by Lucinda Hemmick, President of Southold Indian Museum, takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Havens Barn. Collections from the Shelter Island Historical Society, Southold Indian Museum, and Shelter Island resident Paulette Van Vranken will be on exhibit. (more…)

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12/27/16 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board's time in 2016

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Short-term rentals, many of them booked through online services, consumed much of the Town Board’s time in 2016

The Town Board meets almost every Tuesday of the year in work sessions and presides over regular meetings about twice a month, taking on issues for discussion and drafting and voting on new legislation.

In 2016, the board aired concerns on, among other topics, preservation of the Island’s heritage and site plan review for new commercial ventures; crafted a budget for 2017; looked into the need — or not — of allocating extra funds for road paving; and discussed the short-term rental situation that consumed the board’s time and energy from early June and is still unresolved. (more…)