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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…)

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04/04/16 4:30pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe's, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive examination of the chapel at St. Gabe’s, reported it can be moved to a new location without fear of destruction.

St. Gabriel’s Chapel can be moved to a new location and preserved.

Town Engineer John Cronin, after an extensive on-site examination on March 28, has submitted a report to Supervisor Jim Dougherty that states the 78-year-old chapel is “generally sound structurally” and has “no obvious structural issues that would preclude removal … from its foundation.” (more…)

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01/26/16 8:00am
LEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday's blizzard,

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Near white out conditions on Bridge Street at the height of Saturday’s blizzard.

Mother Nature was kind to the Island last weekend.

With snow accumulation totals anywhere from 10 inches to a foot, “We didn’t get hammered like they did farther west,” Highway Department Superintendent Jay Card Jr. said.

Nevertheless, highway crews were out early Saturday, worked through the night and were back on the streets Sunday morning mopping up. All roads were passable early on during the blizzard for first responders, a good thing since they had little difficulty getting to a house fire on Penny’s Path Saturday afternoon. (more…)