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11/08/17 2:00pm

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There’s a disconnect between the Town Board and the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, leaving in limbo those interested in obtaining Community Preservation Fund (CPF) money for rebates to offset costs upgrading septic systems. (more…)

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10/27/17 2:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO

The Reporter asked the two candidates for supervisor and three candidates for Town Council to give our readers their thoughts on four of the most critical issues facing Shelter Island.

The questions submitted were :
1. How, in practical terms, would you plan to achieve affordable housing?

2. How, in practical terms, would you address the issues of water quality, tick infestation and infrastructure needs without raising taxes? (more…)

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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.

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.

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…)