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To the Editor:
The Shelter Island Chamber of Commerce strives to fully support all of its members, drive business to the Island, and boost tourism through marketing, fundraising events and most recently, media relations. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The scene in the school auditorium April 7 where the Town Board held a public hearing on proposed legislation to regulate short-term rentals.
The same arguments for and against regulating short-term rentals (STRs) were aired at a public hearing before the Town Board on Friday, April 7, similar to a January hearing as well as comments before the board for the last 18 months.
But a few differences emerged at the school auditorium with about 120 people in attendance. There was an address by an attorney hired by anti-regulation residents; several neighborhood association representatives came out in favor of regulations; an extended pitch was given by an executive from Airbnb on the benefits of STRs; a man left because he said he was at the wrong meeting; and somehow a connection was made between federal government investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and STRs on Shelter Island. (more…)