06/01/18 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The public meeting room of Town Hall.

Something extraordinary happened on Friday, May 25. People showed up in large numbers at Town Hall for a public hearing and changed the minds of the Town Board.

It was an uncommon event because people these days mostly leave their representatives alone. We live in an age of virtual reality that has extended into our politics with semi-literate tweets substituting for policy statements, social media weaponized to bombard voters with scurrilous falsehoods and eligible voters, too fed up or bored, refusing to exercise their franchise. (more…)

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04/11/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., left, with Councilman Albert Dickson, explains that his one-page outline dealing with short-term rentals is meant as a guide for discussion, and not a draft of revisions to the law. Coucilman Albert

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., left, with Councilman Albert Dickson, explains that his one-page outline dealing with short-term rentals is meant as a guide for discussion, and not a draft of revisions to the law.

A single sheet of paper representing possible changes to the bitterly fought short-term rental (STR) law that was passed a year ago was distributed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

03/25/18 11:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram’s Head Inn.

The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island (LWVSI) will host its 11th annual State of the Town luncheon on Sunday, April 22 at the Ram’s Head Inn from noon to 2 p.m. It was announced last week by League President Lois Morris. (more…)