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06/09/16 8:00am
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO | St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO St. Gabriel’s Chapel.

The discussion about trying to save St. Gabriel’s Chapel from the wrecking ball may have started at Town Board meetings. But the effort is emphatically not town-sponsored. Nor does the board have any plans to use the building if it’s preserved and moved. (more…)

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04/27/16 4:30pm
 COURTESY PHOTO | Rendering of a proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.

COURTESY PHOTO | Rendering of  proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s (SIHS) ambitious $1.7 million building project is expected to receive a special permit by the Town Board May 3 to proceed. (more…)

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04/04/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe's, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe’s, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

St. Gabriel’s Chapel can be moved to a new location and preserved.

Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive on-site examination on March 28, has submitted a report to Supervisor Jim Dougherty that states the 78-year-old chapel is “generally sound structurally” and has “no obvious structural issues that would preclude removal … from its foundation.” (more…)