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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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01/09/19 12:00pm

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Services  Shelter Islanders depend on from the federal government, such as Social Security checks, are unaffected by those federal agencies that aren’t functioning with the normal contingent of workers. (more…)

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07/25/18 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

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Arthur Bloom outlined the status of the short-term rental law and registrations this summer for the Town Board at Tuesday’s work session.

Town Board members got an overview of the short-term rental (STR) legislation at Tuesday’s work session and will be looking at flaws that could lead to changes in the controversial law. (more…)

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06/05/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Community Housing Board Chairwoman Mary-Faith Westervelt.

Members of the Community Housing Board (CHB) have been doing their homework, identifying possible sites for affordable — or community — housing, although they haven’t targeted any specific site for possible development.

Member Abby Dress released statistics at the May 31 meeting at Town Hall she’d received from town assessors showing there are 2,447 residences on the Island. The average value of those single family houses on Shelter Island is $1.4 million, Ms. Dress said. The median value is $930,000. (more…)

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12/19/17 8:00am
TIM PURTELL PHOTO Connie and Keith Lustofin were the first Islanders to use the electric vehicle charging station next to police headquarters this week.

TIM PURTELL PHOTO Connie and Keith Lustofin were the first Islanders to use the electric vehicle charging station next to police headquarters this week.

Good news for electric car owners — Shelter Island’s electric charging station next to police headquarters in the Center is up and running. (more…)