REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall
UPDATE: The Town Board met for mere minutes Monday morning, concluding there were other parts of the budget that would likely render improved numbers on spending and revenues.
To create time to crunch those numbers and determine the amount of revenue that might have to be cut, the board adjourned the discussion until Tuesday afternoon, following the 1 p.m. Town Board work session. (more…)
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Shelter Island Town Hall
Supervisor Jim Dougherty Tuesday provided one of the largest outstanding costs to the 2018 budget — employee benefits that will total $3.1 million, $168,317 more than in the current budget. (more…)
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Speakers at a community forum on water quality held Saturday at the school auditorium included, from left, Mashomack Preserve Director Jeremy Samuelson, former town engineer John Cronin and Mark Mobius, chairman of the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board.
“Don’t dig for water under the outhouse!”
The advice is centuries old, but applies today for many Islanders, according to former town engineer John Cronin, speaking at an October 14 community forum on water at the school auditorium hosted by The Nature Conservancy and Daniel Gale Sothebys International Realty. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Crews began work Wednesday on an electrical cable from Greenport to the Island.
Staging in Greenport for the electrical cable project that will serve Shelter Island was expected to get underway Wednesday morning. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Candidates for Town Council, from left, Marcus Kaasik, Albert Dickson and Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams at the candidates forum Sunday in the school auditorium.
There were no fireworks or serious disagreements at Sunday afternoon’s candidates forum at the school auditorium.
Sponsored by the Shelter Island Association and the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island, the forum featured three candidates for Town Council and two for supervisor who agreed on what constituted the critical issues facing the Island and, for the most part, how to solve problems. (more…)