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10/09/19 2:30pm

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Democratic candidate for supervisor Gerry Siller (left), who occupied that office for two terms in the 1990s, and Republican incumbent Supervisor Gary Gerth reflected on their differing management styles at Sunday’s Candidates Forum sponsored by the Shelter Island League of Women Voters and the Shelter Island Association.

t was a packed house in the auditorium at Shelter Island School Sunday as seven candidates spelled out their thinking about a number of local issues, all generally agreeing the top three are water quality, affordable housing and tick-borne diseases. (more…)

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10/02/19 12:00pm

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Seven candidates — two seeking the supervisor’s seat and five vying for two seats on the Town Board — will take the stage Sunday at the Shelter Island School auditorium for the traditional League of Women Voters of Shelter Island Candidates Forum. (more…)

05/21/19 2:00pm

DON BENDER PHOTO Moon over Smith Cove.

Peter Johnson is a Shelter Islander who leases 10 acres of land underwater more than 1,000 feet from the shoreline off Mashomack Preserve in Shelter Island Sound. He grows oysters and his landlord is Suffolk County. (more…)

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05/14/19 12:00pm

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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…)

03/21/19 4:30pm

REPORTER FILE PHOTO Codger and Crone.

The getaway was sweet, Crone at the wheel, Codger riding shotgun, Cur II supposedly at lookout in the back but already asleep.

The New York Presbyterian eastside medical empire shrank in the rear view mirror. Up ahead, the LIE unspooled, light traffic this Sunday but incessant blinking signs warning of a coming storm.

Codger, in his neck brace, croaked to Crone, “Will we make it?”

“Already have,” she muttered. (more…)