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07/03/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.

There are strong disagreements among members of one of the most essential town committees to the point that an elected official says there’s a risk of “losing the committee,” as in the body closing down.

Arguments over a planned survey of town residents conducted by the Deer & Tick Committee is the flash point for the dissension.

“We’ve come to a crossroads here,” said Councilman Jim Colligan, who worries about the future of the committee. (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.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
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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02/27/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A deer brushing against a permetrin soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
A deer brushing against a permethrin-soaked post as it feeds at a 4-poster unit. State funds could be on the way to maintain the program.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty has informed the Town Board there could be state money flowing to the town for the battle against tick-borne diseases. (more…)

01/24/17 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School District business official Tim Laube

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Shelter Island School District business official Tim Laube

While Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) blasted Governor Andrew Cuomo’s school aid proposal, but if the numbers quoted are accurate, Shelter Island would be among the few districts to get an increase in state aid. (more…)

04/02/16 8:00am
PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK |

PHOTO: IM FREE IMAGES/STOCK |

A bill authored by State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who represents Shelter Island, that would ban Internet sales of various academic documents, including term papers and essays, was approved by the State Senate on March 2. It’s a welcome intervention into the Wild West of the web. The measure is now being considered by the State Assembly. (more…)