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03/24/17 12:00pm
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No threat
To the Editor:
It befuddles why your editorial (“Vote no on extra transportation costs”, March 16), is painting the petition to transport students to Our Lady of the Hamptons (OLH) as an adversary of the school district budget. The proposed budget for 2017-18 is $11,291,936. The cost to transport students to OLH (if transportation is not shared with Hayground and Ross) is $65,736. That’s 0.58 percent, half of one percent, of the entire budget. To target this expense as the line item that will “break the bank” is sheer nonsense. We can do math. (more…)

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02/24/17 2:00pm
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Respecting views
To the Editor:
I am writing to cancel my loyal subscription to the Reporter. I subscribed to the Reporter 38 years ago for local news, not to see the office of the president and other national offices trashed through words and offensive cartoons. There are plenty of national print and televised organizations that already do that very well. I wish you would concentrate more on local issues which directly affect Islanders. (more…)

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02/09/17 4:30pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Robert Kennedy told the New York Post that “not under any circumstances” would he run for president or vice president in 1968. He ended up reversing himself and entering the race against Vice President Hubert Humphrey for the Democratic nomination that culminated with his assassination in June 1968 in Los Angeles (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

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05/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

There’s no pending dock application yet, but developer Richard Hogan got some advice from the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Monday night about what might hold water as he considers “a concept” for a community dock in Coecles Harbor.

His planned development for five houses on the shores of Coecles Harbor calls for a single community dock that remains his preference. But he has had inquiries from potential buyers of lots about their putting in their own docks. (more…)