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At the April 14 Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor John Colby Jr. announced that the board had passed a revised hedge/fence law, enabling residents to now plant hedges with a minimum of a four-foot setback from the front property line, curb, sidewalk or paved street without Architectural Review Board (ARB) review. (more…)
A suspected carcinogen in Suffolk County water from some personal care and household cleaning products could affect Shelter Island’s water supply. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC
These days it’s difficult to avoid alarming news about what’s happening to the earth.
Difficult for some, but others are deaf to the information, including the pack running for president — especially the Republican candidates — where never is heard a discouraging word about environmental crises that continue to come as regularly as sunrise, sunset. (more…)
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John Hallman at a recent meeting of the Hay Beach Property Owners Association shared his views on what it takes to be good stewards of the Island’s water.
John Hallman has never been shy about speaking his mind.
Just ask him about not taking Shelter Island water quality seriously and he’ll tell you that’s an invitation to the Suffolk County Water Authority to run the show here. (more…)
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The Labor Day parade on Shelter Island is the lineup at North and South ferries as many summer visitors head back to their homes, while locals get to enjoy the quieter, but still pleasant days that usually attend September and October.
This week in history 50 years ago
NASA launched its first orbital geophysical observatory
Actor Keanu Reeves was born
While The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun” continued to hold the top spot on US music charts, in the United Kingdom, it was Manfred Mann’s “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” that claimed the number one spot
Robert Kennedy resigned as U.S. attorney general preparing to launch a run for senator from New York
President Lyndon Baines Johnson and running mate Hubert Humphrey were on the cover of Time
And on Shelter Island … (more…)