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09/19/19 4:30pm

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Easily forgotten
To the Editor:
I am writing to remind your readers of the reason we had to pass a law restricting short-term rentals.

We easily forget that commercialism has endangered our neighborhoods. On Shelter Island we pride ourselves on how supportive and caring our neighbors are, especially in times of need. (more…)

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03/08/19 10:00am

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Data needed
To the Editor:
Support for affordable housing in our community is growing. At the same time, a counter-current for conversion of rentable residences to lucrative short term rentals (STR) is underway. This is difficult to reconcile. (more…)

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04/27/18 12:00pm
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Constructive partisanship
To the Editor:
Last Sunday Gary Gerth, our new town supervisor, spoke at the annual State of the Town luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island. Before Mr. Gerth spoke, the president of the League, Lois Morris, reminded us that this was a non-partisan event.

Mr. Gerth presented a glowing account of his past accomplishments and laid out a few broad policy objectives. To me his talk sounded more like a campaign stump speech than a report on the state of the town. (more…)