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11/08/16 10:55pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Amber Brach-Williams looks to have won a seat on the Town Board over incumbent Councilwoman Mary Dudley.I

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO |
Amber Brach-Williams looks to have won a seat on the Town Board over incumbent Councilwoman Mary Dudley.

Amber Brach-Williams, the Republican challenger to Democratic incumbent Mary Dudley for a seat on the Town Board, is the presumed winner in a stunning victory Tuesday. (more…)

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08/22/16 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO A resident weighs in on the longstanding controversy surrounding Fresh Pond.

Fresh Pond
To the Editor:
In an attempt to change the current impaired (polluted), non-contact classification of Fresh Pond, Shelter Island Town Attorney, Laury Dowd stated at a January 2016 public meeting that Fresh Pond is similar to Marratooka Lake in Mattituck. (more…)

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06/17/16 4:30pm
PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE  PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

PHOTOS: ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Like father, Brett, like son, Jackson.

When Brett Surerus and his wife, Kelly, moved from Brooklyn back to his hometown of Shelter Island, he knew he’d be giving up many of the benefits and conveniences that come with a vibrant city life.

But he also knew he would gain something much greater in return — time to be a father. (more…)

05/27/16 10:00am
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Nautical-themed tablewear and candles at Dabney Lee.

With Memorial Day weekend typically marking the beginning of the summer season on Shelter Island, 2016 is less about new businesses than returning businesses. (more…)

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04/19/16 10:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island hosted the ‘State of the Town’ luncheon at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday, April 16. From left, League Membership Chair Patricia Lutkins, Secretary Phyllis Gates, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Treasurer Kathleen Minder and President Lois B. Myers.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island hosted the ‘State of the Town’ luncheon at the Ram’s Head Inn Sunday, April 16. From left, League Membership Chair Patricia Lutkins, Secretary Phyllis Gates, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Treasurer Kathleen Minder and President Lois B. Morris.

Three dominant themes were touched on by Shelter Island Supervisor Jim Dougherty during his “State of the Town” address on April 17 — preventing tick-borne illnesses, keeping taxes low and water quality. (more…)