06/01/17 8:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A map of Shelter Island produced by the Chamber of Commerce and designed by Designed by Louise O’Regan Clark of Shelter Island Graphics.

Shelter Island could benefit substantially if it joins the other East End towns in backing a proposal to form a state-sanctioned regional tourism marketing district, members of the Island’s Chamber of Commerce were told last week. (more…)

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05/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

It was, said Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), “the most people ever gathered in one place to flush a toilet.”

In lieu of cutting a ribbon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other state, county and local elected officials gave the first flush to toilets in a new facility Thursday on the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm grounds. (more…)

05/11/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | 'Screenagers," a documentary by Dr. Delaney Ruston will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 12.

COURTESY PHOTO | ‘Screenagers,” a documentary by Dr. Delaney Ruston will be shown at Shelter Island School on May 12.

PTSA HOSTS ‘SCREENAGERS’ AND A BOOK FAIR

Are you concerned about your children’s use of social media or the amount of time they spend on video games? On Friday, May 12, the Shelter Island PTSA hosts a viewing of “Screenagers,” a documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston that explores the struggles of social media, video games, academics and internet. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Shelter Island School auditorium. (This event was rescheduled from March). (more…)

05/08/17 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.

Because there continues to be much confusion by the public about the recently passed short-term rental law, what follows is a plain language summary. This summary does not replace, supersede, or in any way alter the full text of the law contained within the Town Code.
— Town Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams (more…)