03/23/19 3:00pm

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI Spring

Hope springs

We live in a cynical age.

And the reasons that have made cynicism the defining vice of the times are many.

A look at recent American history can be blinding with examples of misguided and hypocritical leaders, many who were once skeptics but crossed lines into the camp of the cynics. And this is the place to give three cheers to the skeptics, who will hold fire and weigh a situation, never acting on either naiveté or the certainty that most human situations will end in tears. (more…)

02/15/19 10:00am

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President of the Board of Directors of the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center Kelly Surerus appealed to the Town Board Tuesday for help in funding the preschool.

It won’t be official until the Town Board votes at its March 1 meeting, but members unanimously agreed at Wednesday’s work session to allot $10,000 from the town’s contingency fund to support the Shelter Island Early Childhood Learning Center. (more…)

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01/16/19 8:00am

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Councilman Paul Shepherd

Councilman Paul Shepherd leaned forward, his elbows on the table, his face covered with his hands.

He remained in that position for about two minutes as his colleague, Councilman Jim Colligan, spoke at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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12/21/18 10:00am

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Arthur Bloom outlined for the Town Board at the Tuesday work session reasons for expanding town code language on the responsibilities of the fire marshal and code enforcement officer.

The Christmas gift the Town Board was hoping would arrive early came Tuesday. The New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation decided the town will receive a grant of $113,370 to complete the bathroom project at Crescent Beach. (more…)

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12/19/18 10:00am

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John Hallman got approval from the Town Board to bore holes at Goat Hill to determine the best place to site a new well for the West Neck Water District.

A need for a new well on town-owned land at Goat Hill prompted John Hallman to ask the Town Board for permission to bore three or four holes at the site to determine the best placement. (more…)