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10/22/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Highway Superintendent and Public Works Commissioner Jay Card answered last minute questions from Town Board members Tuesday as they worked to solidify their 2015 budget.

Shelter Island taxpayers are likely to be looking at a 6 percent increase in spending based on budget modifications recommended by Town Board members in the past week. (more…)

10/10/14 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Irrigation Committee Chairman Thom MIlton addressing the town board Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty and Councilman Ed Brown. Not seen, Councilwoman Chris Lewis and Councilman Peter Reich.

From the beginning, when the Shelter Island Irrigation Committee was formed, there were complaints of wasting time and heated discussions among members that turned nasty. One member threatened to walk out of a meeting in the middle of an argument and, in fact, another member resigned after one session because of what she perceived as a toxic atmosphere. (more…)

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10/08/14 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board discussed which branch of town government is best suited to rule on large residential projects.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board discussed which branch of town government is best suited to rule on large residential projects.

A review of town-imposed user fees and fines at Tuesday’s Town Board work session turned into a discussion on which branch of town government can best control large scale construction projects. (more…)