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07/17/19 10:00am


After more than three years of planning and seeking grants to offset expenses, the project to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Legion Hall that would also serve one-third of the Shelter Island School building, has been abandoned.

Town officials said Suffolk County Department of Health Services requirements made the plan impossible.

An even larger project, that could serve several public buildings in the Center, is now under discussion. Town and school officials hope financial grant sources will smile on the revised plans and provide funding. (more…)

07/17/19 8:00am

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When Shelter Island School received a New York State grant of $250,000 in 2016, it planned to use much of the money to link into an upgraded septic system planned for the Legion Hall.

But with that project reconsidered, the Board of Education agreed at a special meeting Tuesday morning to dedicate money to deal with what Building and Grounds Director Mike Dunning described as remediating “a pretty nasty” situation affecting two of the school’s bathrooms. (more…)

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07/09/19 12:00pm

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It’s said two facts are certain in life — death and taxes.

While members of the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church can’t help you with the latter, they have arranged for representatives of East End Hospice to visit here to explain the wide ranging end-of-life services available to East End residents. (more…)

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07/09/19 10:00am


If you thought you’d heard the last of the short-term rental (STR) issue for awhile, it was back for discussion at the July 2 Town Board work session.

Westmoreland resident Margaret Kestler made an impassioned appeal to members to rescind the revised law that passed by a 4-1 vote in June. (more…)