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03/28/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd hopes for a wetter than usual summer to maintain well water levels.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Councilman Paul Shepherd hopes for a wetter than usual summer to maintain well water levels.

Water levels in 12 of the town’s 13 test wells are higher than they were in February, Water Advisory Committee member Greg Toner said, releasing the latest report from the United States Geological Survey. (more…)

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03/03/16 12:00pm
ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible

ILLUSTRATION GETTY IMAGE/iStock | For many here, housing has become impossible.

An eternally popular topic of conversation — usually among those of a certain age — is how the world is changing at head-spinning speed. The old wisdom that nothing is as permanent as change is especially true on Shelter Island, where even relative newcomers are witnessing their hometown being transformed seemingly season to season. (more…)

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02/24/16 10:50am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.

At its work session on Tuesday the Town Board once again turned to the question of regulating the size of houses on Shelter Island.

The discussion ranged from protecting the Island from so-called “Hampton-ization” to the effect regulation would have on tax revenues to the environmental consequences of allowing large residences to continue to be built on the Island.

Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that she is asked by residents on a regular basis “how long are you people going to let this go before you put a stop to these McMansions?” (more…)

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02/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE |The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

JULIE LANE | The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

Henny Penny may have been hysterical in claiming the sky is falling. But it’s a reality that the roof on the Medical Center is badly leaking and can’t wait for outside funds to pay for repairs. (more…)