AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board will have less flexibility in raising taxes if a prediction by a state official comes true.
Shelter Island officials aren’t taking too seriously a statement on the tax cap issued by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Mr. DiNapoli said last week that the original 2 percent cap on annual tax raises by municipal and school districts will be set at 0.73 percent for those municipalities operating on the calendar year for 2016. (more…)
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Thanks to a small group of residents who took over the annual event previously staged by the Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce, Fireworks by Grucci will again provide a spectacular show on Saturday, July 11 off Crescent Beach.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
United States troop presence in Vietnam was increasing to about 75,000. (more…)
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Demonstrating equipment at the FIT Center are Garth Griffin (front) and Fred Peulle.
Two years ago a town resident declared the FIT Center as “dying a slow death.”
Less than 20 months later, the town’s gym is thriving. The renewal is due to new equipment, but more importantly, improved sanitary conditions, attracting a large number of Shelter Island residents who exercise there regularly, according to its director, Garth Griffin. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Mr. Buck, enchanting father, Brett Surerus, grandmother, Ceil Surerus, and baby, Jackson at Fiske Field Sunday. Get on board and host a Buck for a special summer.
With the Shelter Island Bucks season fast approaching, the team still lacks enough housing for the summer of 2015.
Host families provide a player with a room, bed, a place to launder their uniforms and room in the refrigerator for some food. The hosts are not required to provide meals, although many hosts do. With several players arriving with their own vehicles, there’s no need for host families to provide transportation. (more…)
JO ANN KIRLAND PHOTO |The Shelter Island Board of Education elections are Tuesday on the proposed $11 million budget and two open seats on the board.
Why bother? It’s a question many Islanders might be asking about going to the polls next Tuesday to vote on the Shelter Island School District budget and seats on the Board of Education. (more…)