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What should have been a discussion among Town Board members to move along with changes to the short-term rental (STR) proposal turned into a wider discussion with a handful of audience members at Tuesday’s work session weighing in on the controversial legislation. (more…)
The controversy over the short-term rental (STR) legislation takes many forms, with enforcing the law near the top of the debate.
The STR regulations have been on the books for more than two years, with a requirement that renters register with the town. (more…)
What a difference seven days make.
After last week’s strong rebuke to the Town Board from several Island business owners over site plan review legislation for commercial operations, members agreed at Tuesday’s work session to back off the issue for 120 days. (more…)
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Tom Field shared ideas he and other baymen would like the Town Board to adopt to protect the Island’s surrounding waterways.
Bayman Tom Field has been meeting with his colleagues on a regular basis to discuss issues of importance and to bring them to the Town Board. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI Spring
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…)