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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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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…)