11/10/18 8:00am

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION Budget negotiations have wrapped at Town Hall.

It has been an interesting budget season, watching a newly constituted Town Board tackle the agonizing process of giving with one hand and having to take with the other, balancing the needs of the town with taxpayers’ ability to foot the bill.

No one likes paying taxes. And politicians who have to impose spending plans know that their public careers are at risk if the public thinks anything but the most necessary expenditures are in proposed budgets. (more…)

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09/23/18 3:00pm

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The rock musical “Hair” opened in London.

Janis Joplin announced her intention to leave the American rock band Big Brother & The Holding Company in the fall of 1968 to go solo.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski won his second straight batting crown.

English actress Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, Kent.

And on Shelter Island . . .

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08/30/18 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTOS

The Island was jam-packed with fun events last week as the Green Expo, the Seventh Annual Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce Duck Race and the 55th Annual Art Show and Craft Fair all took place over the weekend.

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07/23/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

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A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

The construction sounds emanating from Volunteer Park on Bridge Street this week are related to the installation of the long-delayed bathroom that could be ready for use by the weekend. (more…)

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03/27/18 12:05pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

“One down. One to go.”

That’s how Commissioner of Public Works Jay Card Jr. described the town’s progress gaining approvals for projects from the Suffolk County Department of Health Services. (more…)