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08/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (left) and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. have made a case for long-term infrastructure planning.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin (left) and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. have made a case for long-term infrastructure planning.

After years of Town Board members agreeing with Supervisor Jim Dougherty about not borrowing money to pay for infrastructure repairs and maintenance, he could find himself outvoted 4 to 1 when the subject comes up at budget work sessions next month.

“Four of us are in agreement about borrowing,” Deputy Supervisor Chris Lewis said in Mr. Dougherty’s absence as he recovers from cardiac surgery. (more…)

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07/06/16 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus iimplementing new legislation for short term rentals.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Town Board met in work session Tuesday to discus implementing new legislation for short term rentals.

Councilman Paul Shepherd asked Supervisor Jim Dougherty to put on the brakes from pushing for a new law affecting airbnbs by July 15.

But both men are seeking a compromise that ensures property owners the right to rent out their premises on a short-term basis while protecting neighbors from being disturbed by groups renting Island residences as party houses. (more…)

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06/15/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO He’s only in his early 20s, but Maximilian Pelletier, left, is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year. He was presented with the award Saturday night at the Shelter Island Fire Department’s annual dinner at the Pridwin by former Chief William Anderson III.

At 22 — he’ll be 23 in July — Maximilian Pelletier is Shelter Island’s Firefighter of the Year.

“My heart sank. My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it,” Mr. Pelletier said, describing his reaction when he heard his name called at Saturday night’s Shelter Island Fire Department Annual Dinner at the Pridwin. (more…)