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07/11/18 11:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
View from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.

The Town Board could reverse a decision recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) not to purchase property on Fresh Pond.

The CPF Advisory Board turned down an offer to buy the site owned by Vincent Novak at 48 Lake Drive because there is a house on the property and custom has dictated that land purchased with CPF money should be vacant. (more…)

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07/03/18 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A 'bike route' but no 'bike lanes.'

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A ‘bike route’ without ‘bike lanes.’

When summer ends, many riding on two or four wheels around Shelter Island breathe a little easier that no one has been killed or seriously injured on Route 114. And just as many travelling that stretch of state road from North to South ferries can recall some close calls. (more…)

06/29/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Chase Bank on North Ferry Road.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Chase Bank on North Ferry Road.

When the Reporter broke the story two weeks ago that Chase Bank was going to shutter its branch on North Ferry Road in the Center, it seemed like another example of a corporate giant so wedded to its bottom line that it forgot one of the pillars of its existence is not just charging people money but serving them. (more…)

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06/28/18 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. sought advice from the Town Board at its Tuesday work session about enforcing the short-term rental (STR) law.

While police can respond to noise complaints, Mr. DeStefano wanted suggestions on who should be handling calls from residents reporting their neighbors for renting their houses more often than the law allows. (more…)

06/20/18 12:46pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chase Bank branch on North Ferry Road in the Center will remain open.

Just a couple of minutes into his remarks to Chase Bank representatives on the Island this morning, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he was interrupted and told that he had won his case and the officials have reversed the decision to close the branch on North Ferry Road.

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