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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…)

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07/13/16 2:00pm
Dr. Vincent Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow

Dr. Irving B. Aronow, of New York City and Shelter Island, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of June 14, 2016. He was 78. (more…)

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06/07/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd told attendees Friday the Town Board, in considering proportional sizing based on square feet of living space instead of percentage of lot coverage isn’t trying to ‘create a nightmare’ on the Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd told attendees at the Friday the Town Board meeting that considering proportional sizing based on square feet of living space instead of percentage of lot coverage isn’t trying to ‘create a nightmare’ on the Island.

At the same time that the Town Board is considering a resolution aimed at limiting the size of structures built on lots, it’s examining a proposal for workforce housing that could allow two connected units to be built on a lot meant for a single house.

That’s how some at Friday’s Town Board meeting characterized what they view as a direct conflict in public policy. (more…)