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04/21/15 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

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United States Geological Survey representatives Ronald Busciolano and Irene Fisher provided some food for thought Monday afternoon about what it would cost the town to do measurements of water quality.

Shelter Island officials concerned about water quality won’t find it easy to choose an effective way of assessing current standards and tracking future changes without dipping further into their budget to pay for necessary testing. (more…)

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04/15/15 8:00am

 

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.


The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed ‘proportionality’ — what it means and where it should apply.

When the Town Board struggled last fall with Brad Tolkin’s bid to build an 8,297-square-foot house on Charlie’s Lane, it knew that action wouldn’t end the controversy about how large is too large for Shelter Island. (more…)

01/23/15 2:00pm
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dan Fokine, left, and Tim Purtell of the Green Options Advisory Committee, presenting a new map of preserved land to the Town Board Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dan Fokine, left, and Tim Purtell of the Green Options Advisory Committee, presenting a new map of preserved land to the Town Board Tuesday.

Showing up almost everywhere, alongside the ubiquitous map of the Island, will soon be a handsome new addition.

Due to the coordination among Island businesses and town government and led by two dedicated citizens, “A Map of Walkable Open Space and Preserved Lands” will now be available to residents and visitors. (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…)

08/14/14 12:38pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand has observed 5-foot fluctuations in water levels throughout the years in Fresh Pond, he told his colleagues Monday night.

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Water Advisory Committee member Peter Grand has observed 5-foot fluctuations in water levels throughout the years in Fresh Pond.

The Water Advisory Committee wants to renegotiate its contract with the United States Geological Survey to eliminate winter readings in favor of readings that would include both water and chloride levels, especially during the spring and summer months. (more…)