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04/04/18 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Booking short-term stays on the Island over the internet have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Booking short-term stays on the Island over the internet have proliferated on Shelter Island over the past two summers.

The town’s short-term rental law is getting a tune-up.

Pulled from work session agendas the last couple of weeks to work out details, the short-term (STR) legislation will probably have a provision added that, according to Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., will give some “relief” to Islanders who own only one house on the Island and their residence is “not available for a long-term rental.” (more…)

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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
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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…)