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09/11/19 2:00pm

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At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, discussions covered an upgrade for senior transportation, setting a schedule for meetings on the 2020 budget, safety signs for bicyclists, tweaking the code for building permits and even, depending on your sense of humor, a brilliant or awful pun. (more…)

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04/05/16 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Matt Sherman of Sherman Engineering told the Town Board Friday that while original plans called for raising an existing dwelling at 6 Hager Road to install a basement underneath, it might be preferable to take the structure down and start from scratch.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Matt Sherman of Sherman Engineering told the Town Board Friday that while original plans called for raising an existing dwelling at 6 Hager Road to install a basement underneath, it might be preferable to take the structure down and start from scratch.

The latest effort to improve East End transportation by decreasing traffic congestion took a small step forward Friday. (more…)

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09/15/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee questioned Monday if the town code is lacking in restrictions on constructing pools near wetlands.

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Ken Pysher of the Water Advisory Committee questioned Monday if the town code is lacking in restrictions on constructing pools near wetlands.

The Water Advisory Committee wants to meet with the Conservation Advisory Council to determine if there’s a hole in the town code that needs to be plugged.

The subject is swimming pool construction in areas adjacent to wetlands. (more…)

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09/10/15 12:00pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd is running for reelection to the Town Board.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Councilman Paul Shepherd is running for reelection to the Town Board.

To the question why they were running, all three candidates relied on time-honored and safety-tested answers.

Jim Colligan and Emory Breiner, both challenging for a Town Board seat on November 3, said they’re seeking election because they were asked to run.

Councilman Paul Shepherd, the incumbent whose hat is in the ring for another term on the board, said he’s in the race because there is still work to complete. (more…)

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04/01/15 10:00am
COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative will link the map to posted signs at the sites.

COURTESY ILLUSTRATION | Sixteen walks are outlined on a new map of open spaces on Shelter Island. A new initiative would link the map to posted signs at the sites.

When are signs informative and when are they blight on the landscape?

The issue was discussed at the Town Board work session Tuesday, when two members of the Green Options Committee, presenting a plan for signage on preserved land, got some push back from Supervisor Jim Dougherty. (more…)