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05/03/17 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Marine contractor Jack Costello listened Monday night to Waterways Management Advisory Committee members debate the efficacy of his client, Zach Vella, bringing a large boat to Dering Harbor waters near the Shelter Island Yacht Club.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Marine contractor Jack Costello listened Monday evening to Waterways Management Advisory Committee members debate the merits of his client, Zach Vella, bringing a large boat to Dering Harbor waters near the Shelter Island Yacht Club.

Just when marine contractor Jack  Costello thought he was home free with an alternative plan for a dock in Dering Harbor near the Shelter Island Yacht Club, hope vanished Monday night. (more…)

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05/02/17 2:00pm
BEVERELA WALZ Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

BEVERELA WALZ PHOTO  Scallopers on Coecles Harbor. Concerns are on the rise about the quality of ground and surface waters.

 

CORRECTION: Mr. Colligan’s words are with respect to owners of properties who are making major changes involving at least 50 percent of their structures and to those building new structures on the Island. Developers of most new construction in recent years have indicated a voluntary plan to use upgraded septic systems.

A Shelter Island Town Board member predicted Monday night that with aged septic systems here could be mandated to replace them within 18 months. (more…)

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08/31/16 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Richard Hogan owner and developer of the development of St. Gabriel’s property.

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Richard Hogan, owner and developer of the development of St. Gabriel’s property.

As expected, the Zoning Board of Appeals last week broke a logjam in the process holding up the housing development on the former St. Gabriel’s land, allowing for the construction of two community buildings. (more…)

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05/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Developer Richard Hogan (left) discusses his concept for a community dock to serve homeowners who buy lots at the former St. Gabriel’s site. Looking over the conceptual proposal at Monday night’s Waterways Management Advisory Council are (from left) Marc Wein, Mike Anglin and Alfred Loreto.

There’s no pending dock application yet, but developer Richard Hogan got some advice from the Waterways Management Advisory Council (WMAC) Monday night about what might hold water as he considers “a concept” for a community dock in Coecles Harbor.

His planned development for five houses on the shores of Coecles Harbor calls for a single community dock that remains his preference. But he has had inquiries from potential buyers of lots about their putting in their own docks. (more…)