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12/02/19 2:00pm

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That early boat that has been leaving Shelter Island at 5 a.m. weekdays is continuing indefinitely.

That’s the word from Heights Property Owners Corporation General Manager Stella Lagudis, who said Monday that while ridership has been low since the pilot program began in July, there are no plans to discontinue it. (more…)

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05/22/19 4:30pm

COURTESY PHOTO A 130-foot boat under construction in Maine this past winter, was launched a week ago.

North Ferry Company has won approval from the Suffolk County Legislature for its proposed rate increase — the first in five years, according to Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). (more…)

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04/25/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented a plaque.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Retiring as chairman of the Deer & Tick Committee and as natural resources manager at Mashomack Preserve, Mike Scheibel (center) received a commendation from the Town Board Tuesday for his years of service. Supervisor Gary Gerth, left, and Councilman Jim Colligan presented him with a plaque.

The Town Board learned at Tuesday’s work session that the Deer & Tick Committee will either ask for a reallocation of its money or more funding for its 2019 budget.

Listening to an account of efforts made in the 2017-18 hunting season, members heard about a successful pilot “Nuisance Wildlife Control Officers” (NWCO) program that killed 50 deer during the February and March hunt on some town-managed properties. (more…)

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10/24/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Sweet Tomato’s can keep its porch despite the fact that it encroaches on Heights Property Owner Corporation property by a few inches.

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Sweet Tomato’s can keep its porch despite the fact that it encroaches on Heights Property Owner Corporation property by a few inches.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is trying to stop what has become a war between some applicants and the Building Department. (more…)