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01/29/19 12:00pm

NEW YORK STATE POLICE PHOTO Sivestro Mazzella, a suspect in an alleged December burglary and home invasion, has not been released on bail.

A brief on the alleged home invasion and burglary of an Island residence in the January 14 edition of the Reporter said that Silvestro Mazzella, one of three defendants in the case, was released on bail. (more…)

01/25/19 12:00pm

COURTESY PHOTO

It was called The Pleasure Lounge, a sophisticated name for a 19th century barn behind a house off North Ferry Road. The venue was better suited to house livestock or store lima beans — two of its past uses — than host private and not-so-private parties fueled by gut bucket New Orleans boogie, friendship, communal spirit and other accelerants. (more…)

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01/16/19 8:00am

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Councilman Paul Shepherd

Councilman Paul Shepherd leaned forward, his elbows on the table, his face covered with his hands.

He remained in that position for about two minutes as his colleague, Councilman Jim Colligan, spoke at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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01/09/19 2:00pm

COURTESY OF THE SHELTER ISLAND BUILDING DEPARTMENT Photo taken in November 2018 of the entrance to an unoccupied Ram Island Drive residence.

Just before Thanksgiving, the town’s Building Department sent a message to Dominic Barbara and his family about their residence: Either you fix it, or we’ll fix it. (more…)

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01/09/19 10:00am

Town Engineer John Cronin, presenting a 17-point “Pure Water Action Plan” to the Town Board at its Tuesday work session, told members that it was the first “concerted effort to start looking more carefully at water issues.” (more…)