AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The Town Board at its Tuesday work session. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams and Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar.
Shelter Island has an opportunity to become $2.2 million richer.
At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Supervisor Gary Gerth said he had been approached by a Florida cell tower company offering to buy the town’s tower at the Recycling Center for the multi-million dollar amount. (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Arthur Kornberg is credited with leading a team of scientists at Stanford University who synthesized DNA in a test tube.
San Diego, known as a snow-resistant city, had snow 44 years ago with surrounding mountain tops coated in white and temperatures that dropped to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.
Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced his retirement from politics and was succeeded by Pierre Trudeau.
The Beatles released “Christmas Time is Here Again.”
Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt was presumed to have drowned when he disappeared while swimming in rough seas at Cheviot Beach in Portsea, Victoria; his body was never found.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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Town Engineer John Cronin
Town Engineer John Cronin resigned from his position on September 1. (more…)
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In response to complaints from residents about an apparent increase in deer and related damage and disease, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dering Harbor is weighing options for reducing the local deer herd, including regulated shotgun hunting. (more…)
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The Town Board at its work session Tuesday. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Jim Colligan and Councilwoman Mary Dudley. Not shown, Councilwoman Chris Lewis.
The Town Board returned again to the issue of regulating short term rentals at its work session Tuesday, discussing in detail a draft of proposed legislation. The draft was not made public, so specific items the board referred to such as page numbers or sections, left many residents attending the meeting in the dark on what was being discussed. (more…)