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05/18/18 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Robert Lipsyte, a Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island director, speaking to the Town Board Tuesday. At right, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and Councilman Albert Dickson.

Thanks for the help, but we need more.

That was the message Robert Lipsyte, a director of the non-profit Senior Citizens Foundation of Shelter Island brought to Tuesday’s Town board work session. (more…)

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05/07/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, at right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeting at Town Hall.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Soren Dahl, right, assigned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to assist local officials in developing plans to protect eelgrass beds, responded to questions from bayman Tom Field at a May 2 meeti ng at Town Hall.

If a February meeting between baymen and members of the Town Board resembled an angry tango, the May meeting was a sweet waltz with few missteps and most trying to dance to the same tune. (more…)

05/04/18 12:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris.

A seasoned editor once told a group of young reporters that there is no good news and no bad news. There’s just news.

We’ve had some news lately that is worth spotlighting here and the old editor should not take offense, but there’s been some really good news for Shelter Island recently. (more…)

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04/11/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., left, with Councilman Albert Dickson, explains that his one-page outline dealing with short-term rentals is meant as a guide for discussion, and not a draft of revisions to the law. Coucilman Albert

JULIE LANE PHOTO Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., left, with Councilman Albert Dickson, explains that his one-page outline dealing with short-term rentals is meant as a guide for discussion, and not a draft of revisions to the law.

A single sheet of paper representing possible changes to the bitterly fought short-term rental (STR) law that was passed a year ago was distributed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)