06/20/18 10:44am
JOHN CLARE PHOTO  The town landing at the end of South Menantic Road.

JOHN CLARE PHOTO The town landing at the end of South Menantic Road.

The Shelter Island Police Department has issued a press release:

“A valid Town Boat Storage on Town Property sticker is now required for all boats stored at Shelter Island Town Landings and on town property, pursuant to recent legislation passed by the Shelter Island Town Board. The new law was created to address the public safety and environmental issues created by unidentified craft left on public properties. (more…)

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02/06/18 2:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.


Three students died in the Orangeburg massacre at South Carolina State University where black students stood up to protest a whites-only policy at the areas’s only bowling alley.

The United States conducted a nuclear test at a Nevada site.

American actor Gary Coleman, best known for his role on the NBC series “Different Strokes,” was born in Zion, Illinois.

American figure skater Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble, France, winter Olympics

“Planet of the Apes,” starring Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowell and Kim Hunter, was released in New York City

And on Shelter Island . . .


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01/05/18 4:30pm

Asked what spurred her decision not to run for four more years on the Shelter Island Town Board after serving 16 years, Christine Lewis said: “Always leave them laughing.”

It was a typical response from Ms. Lewis — witty, wise and self-deprecating.

Her service to Shelter Island is in no way typical. Her spirit, intelligence and dedication to making this a better place for everyone, young and old and all income levels, made her the conscience of the Town Board and beloved among her constituents. (more…)

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11/06/17 10:00am


To the Editor:
A couple of errors in the October 26 Reporter article sharing the happy news that the town came in with a modest 3.6 percent budget increase for 2018  — the important one to correct being the misstatement that $1 million is in the general fund balance. (more…)

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10/23/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

UPDATE: The Town Board met for mere minutes Monday morning, concluding there were other parts of the budget that would likely render improved numbers on spending and revenues.

To create time to crunch those numbers and determine the amount of revenue that might have to be cut, the board adjourned the discussion until Tuesday afternoon, following the 1 p.m. Town Board work session. (more…)