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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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03/29/18 4:30pm
Reel Point

Reel Point

At its Tuesday work session, the Town Board gave updates on several issues that have been before the public in recent weeks.

There seems to be movement on only one pressing concern — the erosion crisis at Reel Point — while the situations of limited availability of medical care on the Island and the criminal cutting of acres of trees off Menhaden Lane remain status quo. (more…)

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02/26/18 2:00pm
Reel Point

REEL POINT

Shelter Island doesn’t own Reel Point and so what should its involvement be to protect it from erosion?

It’s a question town officials have grappled with, finally concluding, on the advice of Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., that if taking no action threatens properties around Coecles Harbor, public money could be spent to protect them. (more…)

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08/01/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Melanie Coronetz placing a sign on the Ram Island causeway last week.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Melanie Coronetz placing a sign on the Ram Island causeway last week.

On a cool, blustery morning last week, Melanie Coronetz made two additions to the first causeway on the way to Little Ram Island.

With marsh and bay on either side of the road, Ms. Coronetz placed signs that read: “Watch mowing and driving for turtles” along with a phone number of an animal rescue center to call if one is found injured. (more…)