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11/11/16 8:00am
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BOB DeSTEFANO PHOTO A teacher and her student remember Veterans Day with a letter to the editor.

Students honor veterans
To the Editor:
As well as being the K-12 art teacher at the Shelter Island School, I have the privilege of teaching 6th through 8th graders their state-mandated course on home and careers.

We frequently enjoy many sewing projects, and, of course, the students love to cook. At this time of year, I ask the students to pause their activities and write a thank you note to a veteran. (more…)

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11/09/16 11:17am
COURTESY PHOTO   The five East End Towns voted overwhelmingly to fund clean water projects from portions of the Community Preservation Fund.

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The five East End Towns voted overwhelmingly to fund clean water projects from portions of the Community Preservation Fund.

Shelter Islanders resoundingly passed ballot Proposition One Tuesday, 884 to 388, extending the life of the Community Preservation Fund (CPF) from 2030 to 2050 and allowing up to 20 percent of future money coming into the fund to be diverted from open space purchases and preservation to clean water projects. (more…)

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11/08/16 10:24am
CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO The championship Shelter Island School cross country teams. Front row, from left, Abigail Kotula, Lily Garrison, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lindsey Gallagher and Justine Karen. Back row, form left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Coach Bryan Knipfing and Coach Jason Green.

CHRISTINE GALLAGHER PHOTO
The championship Shelter Island School cross country teams. Front row, from left, Abigail Kotula, Lily Garrison, Emma Gallagher, Caitlin Binder, Francesca Frasco, Lauren Gurney, Emma Martinez Majdisova, Lindsey Gallagher and Justine Karen. Back row, form left, Coach Bryan Gallagher, Will Garrison, Kal Lewis, Joshua Green, Jack Lang, Michael Payano, Coach Bryan Knipfing and Coach Jason Green.

For the second year in a row, both the boys and girls Shelter Island School’s cross country teams captured the Class D County and League 8 Championship titles. Hearty congratulations to all the members of the teams for another season of hard work and continuing success. (more…)

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11/02/16 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan, shown here at an earlier meeting, said at the Town Board work session Tuesday that "what we’ve just done here is a compromise.”

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan, shown here at an earlier meeting, said at the Town Board work session Tuesday that “what we’ve just done here is a compromise.”

After four and a half months of exploring the subject of short-term rentals, the Town Board is still edging toward a resolution that would allow a maximum of eight such rentals per year with six of those limited to seven or fewer days each.

About a dozen residents were on hand at Tuesday’s work session to express concerns about the decision that would apply limits to a full year, not just the summer months as had been initially considered. Some worried that property owners would use up their maximum yearly allotment during the summer months and there would be no place for visitors coming for a weekend in the fall or spring. (more…)

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10/07/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, who has gradually come to accept some legislation affecting short-term rentals, said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he has changed his mind on the issue several times.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd, who has gradually come to accept some legislation affecting short-term rentals, said at Tuesday’s Town Board work session he has changed his mind on the issue several times.

The Town Board moved a giant step forward at Tuesday’s work session providing information for a draft of legislation aimed at controlling short-term rentals. (more…)