10/07/19 8:00am

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Islanders owe debts of gratitude to Town Engineer John Cronin, the Engineering Department’s intern Andrei Oraseanu, the current Town Board and its predecessor for making safe, reliable roads a priority. (more…)

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09/25/19 10:18am

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Overall, the 55 miles of town-owned roads on Shelter Island are in good shape.

That’s according to a study done this year by the town’s engineering department with assistance from the Cornell Local Roads Program (CLRP) to assess the state of the Island’s roads. (more…)

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

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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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11/16/16 12:14pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO A contentious meeting was held at Town Hall yesterday.

The normal sense of calm, civility and courtesy among Town Board members was broken at the Tuesday work session, replaced by raised voices, accusations and sarcasm.

A resident near the end of the meeting joined in, loudly castigating the board for wasting time and failing to act on important issues. (more…)

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03/25/16 8:00am
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary's Road last summer.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department workers on St. Mary’s Road last summer.

Two documents were on the desk in front of Supervisor Jim Dougherty at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. Mr. Dougherty asked his colleagues if he should sign them. (more…)