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03/12/19 12:00pm

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Shelter Island’s Animal Control Officer Beau Payne.

While the overall cull of the Island’s deer herd is below last year’s level, those hunting under deer damage permits — special state licenses to hunt out of season — have seen a considerable rise in deer killed. (more…)

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07/23/18 4:30pm
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

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A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park.

The construction sounds emanating from Volunteer Park on Bridge Street this week are related to the installation of the long-delayed bathroom that could be ready for use by the weekend. (more…)

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04/24/18 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

COURTESY PHOTO A similar public restroom, shown above, is slated to be installed at Volunteer Park when county officials give the go-ahead.

Shelter Island has moved a step closer to installation of a new bathroom at Volunteer Park.

Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. and Town Engineer John Cronin attended a hearing April 19 in Yaphank with Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials to appeal an earlier decision that has been blocking installation because the unit, partially paid for with Suffolk County money, is not linked to a septic system. (more…)

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02/21/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Volunteer Park on Bridge Street.

When the musicians arrive to play Volunteer Park this summer, will spectators finally have a convenient bathroom so they won’t have to depend on the kindness of Bridge Street merchants? (more…)

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05/11/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone completing the ceremonial first flush in a bathroom employing a state-of-the-art waste water treatment system at Sylvester Manor Thursday.

It was, said Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), “the most people ever gathered in one place to flush a toilet.”

In lieu of cutting a ribbon, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other state, county and local elected officials gave the first flush to toilets in a new facility Thursday on the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm grounds. (more…)