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08/29/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session August 25. From Left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in session August 25. From Left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty announced at the August 25 Town Board meeting that the town has sent a lawsuit over its short-term-rental (STR) legislation to its municipal insurer for review. The suit had been served on the town two days before. (more…)

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08/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

A speedy recovery
To the Editor:
Robbie Gorcoff was at work last Wednesday. Nothing unusual. He’s worked for the Shelter Island Highway Department for a long time. You’d recognize his face, if not his name. He’s done the cleaning, paving, plowing, fixing and whatever else our roads require. Roads, by the way, that are spectacular compared to the metropolis up Island — Manhattan. (more…)

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05/10/17 10:08am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan

The Town Board continued to work on the short-term rental (STR) law passed last month.

At Tuesday’s work session, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams noted that she has put together a brief, easy to understand explanation of the law (see Reporter website post — “Shelter Island’s short-term rental law in plain language”). (more…)

05/08/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

Because there continues to be much confusion by the public about the recently passed short-term rental law, what follows is a plain language summary. This summary does not replace, supersede, or in any way alter the full text of the law contained within the Town Code.
— Town Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams (more…)

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04/28/17 12:00pm
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REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Light in the darkest times
To the Editor:
In the light of some recent events, I have not had a chance yet to publicly thank a few friends who helped me and my family through one of the darkest times when I was detained in an immigration facility due to my green card removal.

When I needed it most, my family stayed here on the Island and was surrounded by the best people and community we could have asked for. (more…)