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01/11/19 10:00am

Justice Helen Rosenblum administered the oath of office to colleague Mary-Faith Westervelt as Ms. Westervelt’s husband Brian stood by her side and Supervisor Gary Gerth joined in the swearing in ceremony.

If it was a quiet election time locally last November, it was time last week to celebrate two town officials elected without opposition who took their oaths of office among relatives and friends at the Town Board’s January 2 reorganizational meeting.


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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 12:00pm


Services  Shelter Islanders depend on from the federal government, such as Social Security checks, are unaffected by those federal agencies that aren’t functioning with the normal contingent of workers. (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…)

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01/08/19 4:30pm

Town Engineer John Cronin (left) and intern Andre Oraseanu explain to the Town Board why action is critical to protecting the Island’s water.

Call it an “issue.” But not a “crisis.” Yet. (more…)