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08/15/14 8:00am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Dr. Annthonette Desire has worked out a lease deal with the town.

JULIE LANE PHOTO |
Dr. Anthonette Desire has worked out a lease deal with the town.

Dr. Anthonette Desire told the Town Board at its work session Tuesday that since she started practicing medicine at the town’s Medical Center in June, she’s been asked two questions by nearly everyone she’s met.

“‘How do you like Shelter Island?’ And, ‘Are you going to stay?’” the doctor said. (more…)

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08/07/14 4:30pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|  Strategies are forming to end excessive aircraft noise. One South Fork advocate is calling for a political solution.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|
Strategies are forming to end excessive aircraft noise. One South Fork advocate is calling for a political solution.

There are different opinions about summer helicopter traffic over the Island and other East End communities, but almost everyone is in agreement on one point — they’re all hopping mad.

Everyone, that is, except those who charter the helicopters to take them from New York City and Westchester County to the East Hampton Airport at the beginning of summer weekends and buzz them home on Sunday evenings, nights and Monday mornings. (more…)

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08/06/14 10:11am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read addressed the Town Board Tuesday on his department’s recognition by New York State and the drafting of a hazard mitigation plan for the town.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO
Shelter Island Police Chief Jim Read addressed the Town Board Tuesday on his department’s recognition by New York State and the drafting of a hazard mitigation plan for the town.

Police Chief Jim Read told the Town Board Tuesday at its work session that his department had been recertified by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services as an accredited law enforcement agency in the state. (more…)

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07/30/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

The Town Board reviewed the Irrigation Committee’s final report, a product of 11 months worth of work, at Tuesday’s work session.

Councilman Paul Shepherd, who had been the board’s liaison to the committee, and Councilman Peter Reich have been tasked with gathering information to make recommendations of alterations or additions to the town code. (more…)