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06/12/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Dering Harbor Village Hall.

Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor convened a special meeting on June 9 and passed two resolutions.

In the first, the board thanked Hap Bowditch for his service to the village as they accepted his resignation as operator of the Village water plant effective June 15. (more…)

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03/27/18 2:00pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock

The Community Housing Board (CHB) wants a meeting with the Town Board to discuss goals and concrete measures of support it says is needed to provide affordable living quarters on the Island.

“Unless you have political will, nothing will happen,” said  Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt at the meeting March 22 of CHB, quoting former Councilwoman Chris Lewis on the issue.

“I’m kind of pushy — I like to get things done,” said Gerry Siller, one of the new members of the Housing Board and a former Shelter Island Town supervisor. (more…)

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12/29/17 2:00pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO |  Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Receiver of Taxes Annmarie Seddio.

Local property taxes for 2018 aren’t due until January 10 — for the first-half payment, May 31 for the second-half.

But that hasn’t stopped Shelter Islanders from joining other New Yorkers in delivering payments early in the hope of being able to write them off against their 2017 income taxes. (more…)

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12/13/17 2:00pm
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn breaking over Dering Harbor.

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO Dawn breaking over Dering Harbor.

After considerable go-round, the Village of Dering Harbor officially licensed a row of holly trees planted along the backyard of a property that has been at the center of the community’s debate over hedges and other forms of “living fences.” (more…)