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06/30/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

COURTESY PHOTO Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor)

Although four of five East End towns showed an upturn in Community Preservation Fund (CPF) money for the first five months of the year, a 25 percent decline in East Hampton was enough to bring down the total revenues collected so far this year  compared with the first five months of 2016. (more…)

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04/26/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Community Preservation Fund collects taxes on real estate sales to spend on open space aquisitions and water protection programs.

Shelter Island is bucking the trend when it comes to East End municipalities’ declining Community Preservation Funds. They are down throughout the East End by 14.6 percent for the first quarter of 2017 as compared with the same period last year.

But on the Island, which frequently lagged the other four towns last year, CPF revenues are up by 30 percent, rising from $330,000 for the first quarter of 2016 to $430,000 for the same period this year. Funds come from a 2 percent tax buyers pay to buy East End properties and is used to purchase open space and  fund water protection programs. (more…)

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02/16/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Seniors on the cheerleading team were honored at their last home game. From left, with their families, are Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Zoey Bolton.

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Seniors on the cheerleading team were honored at their last home game. From left, with their families, are Julia Labrozzi, Sophia Strauss and Zoey Bolton.

A bright future awaits the girls basketball team next year

BY CINDY BELT | CONTRIBUTOR

The final game of the Shelter Island girls’ basketball season — the senior send off —was on February 13.
Seniors Domily Gil, Melissa Frasco, Amira Lawrence and Genesis Urbaez were honored for their leadership roles on the team and presented with flowers.

Although Coach Mike Z. Mundy was out of town for the game, he said, “I want to congratulate Genesis, Melissa, Amira and Domily on a great athletic career. Those four girls were a pleasure to coach. I wish them all the success on their future.” (more…)

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12/29/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Billy Boeklen, working off a pick set by Semaj Lawrence, driving to the hoop.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Billy Boeklen, working off a pick set by Semaj Lawrence, driving to the hoop.

Now that the season is over, Shelter Island High School boys varsity basketball Coach Jay Card Jr. said he was satisfied his squad accomplished many of its original goals. (more…)