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01/16/19 8:00am

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Councilman Paul Shepherd

Councilman Paul Shepherd leaned forward, his elbows on the table, his face covered with his hands.

He remained in that position for about two minutes as his colleague, Councilman Jim Colligan, spoke at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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01/09/19 12:00pm

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Services  Shelter Islanders depend on from the federal government, such as Social Security checks, are unaffected by those federal agencies that aren’t functioning with the normal contingent of workers. (more…)

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01/09/19 10:00am

Town Engineer John Cronin, presenting a 17-point “Pure Water Action Plan” to the Town Board at its Tuesday work session, told members that it was the first “concerted effort to start looking more carefully at water issues.” (more…)

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12/28/18 11:00am

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Illegally cut trees off Menhaden Lane.

Over the next several days, leading to the New Year, the Reporter will be posting our annual Year In Review series of important stories from 2018.

In a brutal environmental crime, Suffolk County officials and the Shelter Island Police Department have remained mum about an ongoing investigation into several acres of trees off Menhaden Lane that were destroyed in January. (more…)

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12/19/18 10:00am

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John Hallman got approval from the Town Board to bore holes at Goat Hill to determine the best place to site a new well for the West Neck Water District.

A need for a new well on town-owned land at Goat Hill prompted John Hallman to ask the Town Board for permission to bore three or four holes at the site to determine the best placement. (more…)