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The Ram’s Head Inn.
When landscape architect Susanna Herrmann outlined plans for major renovations to the Ram’s Head Inn at an April Planning Board meeting, co-owner Linda Eklund said that for the near future, she and husband James Eklund would continue to run the iconic inn.
What she and others didn’t say was the applicant of record for the plans was Easton Porter Group of North Garden, Virginia. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Shelter Island High Shcool social studies students with Supervisor Gary Gerth at the annual State of the Town luncheon. Front row, from left, Mason Marcello, Luke Gilpin, Emily Strauss, Caitlin Binder, Lindsey Gallagher and social studies teacher Peter Miedema. Back row, from left, Darien Hunter, Jack Lang, Francesca Frasco, Madison Hallman, Isabella Sherman, Bianca Evangelista and Sarah Lewis.
Several traditions continued for the 11th year at the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island’s ‘State of the Town’ luncheon.
One of the most significant was inviting a group of high school seniors to hear the town supervisor give, in the words of League President Lois B. Morris, “a report card for the town.” (more…)
At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board gave updates on several issues that have been before the public in recent weeks.
There seems to be movement on only one pressing concern — the erosion crisis at Reel Point — while the situations of limited availability of medical care on the Island and the criminal cutting of acres of trees off Menhaden Lane remain status quo. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO After the March 2 nor’easter, this view of Reel Point shows waves that have carved out extenisve sections, something Waterways Management Advisory Council Chairman John Needham called ‘alarming.’
Severe erosion resulting from a series of nor’easters have wreaked havoc on Reel Point. Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Chairman John Needham termed the damage done by the most recent storms as “alarming.” (more…)
Shelter Island doesn’t own Reel Point and so what should its involvement be to protect it from erosion?
It’s a question town officials have grappled with, finally concluding, on the advice of Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., that if taking no action threatens properties around Coecles Harbor, public money could be spent to protect them. (more…)