04/19/19 12:00pm

MARTIN BURKE PHOTO
A burst of light and color along a wood fence on Route 114 in the Center.

A campaign has been underway by Supervisor Gary Gerth to assist owners of properties along Route 114 in sprucing up the Island’s main thoroughfare, which has some boarded-up stores and businesses that are operational but less than attractive. (more…)

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03/18/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Life is ever changing. And the Island is changing — in some ways for the better, but in other ways, long-time residents would be quick to say, for the worse.

Ride along Route 114 heading south from North Ferry, and while the initial impression is positive, as you head up past Piccozzi’s gas station and continue south, it’s not long before you encounter views that Supervisor Gary Gerth and his predecessor, Jim Dougherty, have characterized as less than appealing. Mr. Dougherty, when he was in office, said the main thoroughfare of the Island had become “an eyesore.” (more…)

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08/28/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Craig Wood addressing the Town Board Friday on proposed site plan review legislation.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Craig Wood addressing the Town Board Friday on proposed site plan review legislation.

At a public hearing Friday on proposed legislation to set up a site plan review process for commercial businesses, only one resident questioned the Town Board on proceeding. But it was enough for the board to leave the hearing open for written comments only for three weeks as the board weighs its decision. (more…)

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05/22/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Zach Vella listened to members of his team of architects and builders describe an ancillary project — this one in Shelter Island Heights — to his Herrmann’s Castle reconstruction at a recent ZBA hearing.

Just when the Zoning Board of Appeals was set to approve an application May 17, a monkey wrench found its way into the works. (more…)