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04/17/15 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg wants to keep the proposed fee structure, not lower numbers as the Town Board has suggested.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg wants to keep the proposed fee structure, not lower numbers as the Town Board has suggested.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is standing firm on its call for fee hikes despite some Town Board members who are suggesting that the proposed increases are too high. (more…)

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12/09/14 8:00am
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

On Friday, December 5, the Town Board passed a resolution calling on  East Hampton to take control of its airport and “take all necessary measures to ensure that helicopters using the East Hampton Airport do not fly over the lands and waters”  of Shelter Island. (more…)

11/07/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Disturbing but not surprising news came out of an East Hampton Town Board meeting last week.

It was learned that a program that would have pilots fly routes into and out of East Hampton’s airport that severely limits airtime over residential communities was a spectacular failure. But it wasn’t due to bureaucratic foul ups or incompetence. The program was doomed to failure before the first take off. (more…)

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10/27/14 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board discussed Tuesday extending an irrigation law moratorium.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board is close to finalizing the 2015 budget.

The Shelter Island Town Board settled on a tentative $9.9 budget for 2015 Friday, with $7.73 million to come from property taxes.

That represents a 5.9 percent increase over the $7.29 million that was raised from taxes to support the current year’s budget. (more…)