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10/04/17 10:18am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd, joined his colleagues in trying to understand whether a Suffolk Country Department of Health Services permit violates its own newer policy on curbing nitrogen levels from septic systems.

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Councilman Paul Shepherd, joined his colleagues in trying to understand whether a Suffolk Country Department of Health Services permit violates its own newer policy on curbing nitrogen levels from septic systems.

It’s all in the timing, Town Board members agreed at their Tuesday work session.

The question before them is whether an applicant should be held to current standards affecting nitrogen content from septic systems, or lower standards in effect when the Suffolk County Department of Health Services granted a permit to the applicant. (more…)

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10/02/17 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

COURTESY PHOTO Known as a vector for the West Nile virus, this Culex quinquefasciatus mosquito has landed on a human finger.

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken has announced that mosquito samples taken last month on Shelter Island tested positive for West Nile Virus. (more…)

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09/25/17 12:00pm
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Thanks, y’all
To the Editor:
Thanks to all Shelter Island people for their amazing hurricane relief compassion and generosity.

Kudos go to the Highway Department for its support; Ace Hardware for its assistance; Julie Lane and the Reporter staff for a supportive article and photo; and Joanne and Lisa for their social media work to spread the word. (more…)

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07/24/17 8:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Because the town of Winneconne, Wisconsin wasn’t included on any maps, it filed for secession from the United States, but rescinded the secession declaration a day later.

The first air conditioned New York City subway car appeared on the F line that runs from the southern tip of Brooklyn, through Manhattan and out to Queens.

Singer, rock guitarist and songwriter Jimi Hendrix quit as the opening act for the Monkees during the group’s American tour.

Dr. Thomas Starzi at the University of Colorado performed the first successful liver transplant on a 19-month old child.

The Beatles signed a petition printed in the London Times calling for the legalization of marijuana

And on Shelter Island . . .

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07/20/17 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dory owner Jack Kiffer outside his bar and restaurant.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dory owner Jack Kiffer outside his bar and restaurant.

Just before the Town Board adjourned its work session Tuesday, Jack Kiffer, owner of The Dory, entered the meeting room and handed papers to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar announcing that after six years of delaying providing public bathroom facilities, he will sue the town. (more…)