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Ashley Knight made the case for why the Shelter Island Early Learning Center needs one more year of funding from the town before it converts its program to a day care center.
Less than a week after the Town Board had decided to work to eliminate stipends to tax-exempt organizations, a delegation of parents with children in tow arrived at Tuesday’s work session to request $10,000 for the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. That amount had been contributed from the town’s fund balance for the current year after the parents had requested $20,000. (more…)
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Despite stories in the Reporter, legal advertisements of the town’s revised Dog Law and discussions of it at public meetings, there are some who have been spreading rumors about the law, mistakenly stating information that is incorrect about changes. At the request of Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr. and as a public service, what follows is Mr. DeStefano’s summary of the changes to the law: (more…)
After several budget meetings, the Shelter Island Town Board has reduced its requests for spending from 15.7% to 5.3%. But following a public hearing on the budget on Tuesday, Oct. 22, there could be some changes. (more…)
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Democratic candidate for supervisor Gerry Siller (left), who occupied that office for two terms in the 1990s, and Republican incumbent Supervisor Gary Gerth reflected on their differing management styles at Sunday’s Candidates Forum sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters and the Shelter Island Association.
t was a packed house in the auditorium at Shelter Island School Sunday as seven candidates spelled out their thinking about a number of local issues, all generally agreeing the top three are water quality, affordable housing and tick-borne diseases. (more…)
It’s likely the Town Board will issue a special permit to applicants who want to build a single family residence of 9,200 square feet, with an 1,800 square foot accessory building, bringing the total living space to 11,000 square feet. (more…)