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06/14/17 8:00am
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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03/08/17 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

After months of ugly confrontations over crafting short-term rental (STR) regulations, culminating in a Town Board work session a week ago that descended into an obnoxious shouting match, Supervisor Jim Dougherty said Tuesday he was seeking to “heal the wounds in our community a bit.” (more…)

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02/15/17 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO The 'sediment pond' at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114.

COURTESY PHOTO The ‘sediment pond’ at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114.

Contractor Chris Fokine, overseeing the construction at the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114, told the Town board Tuesday that a new pond that’s sprung up as a result of work there is being called “Lake Fokine.” (more…)