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09/08/17 10:00am
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Ban the phones
To the Editor:
I am a retired teacher who taught at the Shelter Island School from 1976 until 2015.

There have been many changes at the school over the years that have reflected the times. When I started working at the school, all the doors were open for students, staff, parents and visitors, but several years ago the doors were locked, and a secured entrance was established to protect the children. This was inconvenient yet needed. (more…)

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06/28/17 10:33am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chris Lubicich from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services, seated next to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar at Tuesday’s Town Board work session, outlined the county’s goals and methods for improving water quality.

If crafting the new law pertaining to short-term rentals (STRs) took many months, getting it rolling with registrations is proving no easy task for town officials. (more…)

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06/02/17 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Councilman Jim Colligan outlines news from Senator Kenneth LaValle's Environmental Roundtable.

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Councilman Jim Colligan outlines news from Senator Kenneth LaValle’s Environmental Roundtable.

After almost a year of debate and hearings that led to adoption of a short-term rental (STR) law, the Town Board is working out enforcement measures. (more…)

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04/26/17 12:00pm
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Substitute “compliance” for “enforcement.”

In getting down to the details of the just-passed law regulating short-term rentals (STRs), the Town Board at its Tuesday work session began by defining the role of the town’s contact person with homeowners renting their property. An original draft by Councilman Jim Colligan had “enforcement officer,” but he readily agreed with his colleagues to change it to “compliance officer.” (more…)

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04/24/17 10:00am
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Respect
To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce strives to fully support all of its members, drive business to the Island, and boost tourism through marketing, fundraising events and most recently, media relations. (more…)