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01/25/17 2:05pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Town Attorney Laury Dowd presented new guidelines issued by the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) to the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session. (more…)

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11/21/16 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Town Hall

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Shelter Island Town Hall

Two unusual occurrences took place at the Town Board’s regular meeting Friday.

The first was two split votes from a board that almost always votes unanimously, and the other was a member discussing reasons for voting against a resolution after the votes were cast, when rules of order call for a discussion to take place before the vote.

According to Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar, there have been 972 resolutions put to a vote by the board since January 2015 with only four — until November 18 — not receiving unanimous approval. (more…)

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09/13/16 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
School and town officials gather at the American Legion Post with Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., who secured $500,000 in state funds to be used largely on a new septic system. Pictured front, from left, are Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, Board of Education member Kathleen Lynch, Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino, Board members Mark Kanarvogel and Linda Eklund, school business official Tim Laube; back, from left, Town Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr., Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr., Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, School Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik and Director of Physical Education and District Operations Todd Gulluscio.

Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) arrived at the American Legion Hall Monday morning to let town and school officials know they haven’t been forgotten. He did so to the tune of $500,000 from the state. A portion of the funds will be used to install a new septic system serving the Youth Center in the Legion Hall and Shelter Island School. (more…)

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02/26/15 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO The dock to nowhere. Pilings pulled from the bottom of Coecles Harbor by a combination of ice and tides made this dock one of February’s victims.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
The dock to nowhere. Pilings pulled from the bottom of Coecles Harbor by a combination of ice and tides made this dock one of February’s victims.

Crankiness and cabin fever will vanish with a rise in temperatures, but the first stirrings of spring could make the Island’s infrastructure woes much worse. (more…)