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08/07/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

Water quality is a key factor in a battle between the owners of the Ram’s Head Inn and some residents over the possible sale of the property to a Virginia corporation that operates high-end hotels and restaurants and specializes in wedding parties and other events. (more…)

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07/19/16 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in  the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher wins approval from his colleagues to seek a change in the town code on requirements for building swimming pools in the Near Shore and Peninsula Overlay District.

While continuing to explore alternatives to ensuring all Shelter Island residents have potable water, the Water Advisory Committee (WAC) will ask the Town Board to tweak its general code affecting swimming pool installations in the “Near Shore” and “Peninsula Overlay District.” (more…)

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03/02/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO |
The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

“I think the bubble is breaking,” Councilman Paul Shepherd told his Town Board colleagues at Tuesday’s work session.
Mr. Shepherd was continuing a discussion about proportionality of buildings to the lots on which they sit, an issue the board has been circling for months. (more…)

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10/06/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town officials have been meeting to discuss a code change that would create a new, environmentally protected zone.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Town officials have been meeting to discuss a code change that would create a new, environmentally protected zone.

When the Water Advisory Committee meets later this month, members will weigh in on a proposal to create a new, so-called “fragile” zone, or areas that are environmentally sensitive. This new fragile zone would overlay some current areas already protected, known as the “Near Shore Overlay District.” (more…)

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07/17/15 10:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Building a true committee
To the Editor:
The fact is that if we kill all the deer on Shelter Island, we will eliminate ticks because we will eliminate their final blood meal. At least, that is the theory.

But the idea of eliminating all the deer is anathema to a good percentage of the residents of the Island. So that has never been seen as a viable option.

Permethrin kills ticks. No doubt about it. (more…)