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09/24/19 10:00am

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If voters in October approve the Shelter Island Public Library budget for next year, each can expect to be assessed an additional $5 for 2020 if they own property valued at $800,000. Those with more expensive property can expect to pay a bit more while those with less expensive property would pay less.

That’s the word from Library Director Terry Lucas and Treasurer Bill Martens, based on information provided to them by town assessors. That’s actually less than the increase voters approved a year ago for the current budget when whey saw an approximate $6.40 increase in their taxes to support the library. (more…)

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10/02/18 8:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

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Library Board Treasurer William Martens and Library Director Terry Lucas are ready with a budget that would slightly increase taxes for Islanders if the spending plan wins voter approval.

If residents give the O.K. at the end of October, the Shelter Island Library’s proposed spending for 2019 will increase by $37,229 with $28,453 of that coming from taxes. (more…)

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08/23/18 8:00am
ANNABELLE WOODWaRd PHOTO Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

ANNABELLE WOODWARD PHOTO
Library Director Terry Lucas points at a photograph of “The Old Windmill,” which was the location of the Island’s second library, and where the Shelter Island School now stands.

The Shelter Island Public Library recently tasked someone to take a bunch of old boxes labeled “Miscellaneous Information” out of a shed. The simple chore revealed not only old tax records, but a boon of historical treasures, including one document that explains the origin of the Island’s unique referential term of “harelegger.” (more…)