11/14/19 12:00pm

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Placing permethrin-soaked rollers onto a feeding stand of a 4-poster unit.

As the debate over the efficacy of 4-posters continues to rage on Shelter Island, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has put forth a new regulation that appears likely to decide the issue for municipalities. (more…)

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11/11/19 10:00am


Apollo 12, the second manned moon landing, was launched with lunar module pilot Alan Bean, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. and Richard Gordon Jr. aboard.

The first Jackson Five record, “I Want You Back,” became the group’s first to enter the top 100.

Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States met in Helsinki to being the SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

An estimated 2 million protestors, including 500,000 in Washington D.C., demonstrated throughout the United States demanding an end to the Vietnam War.

Wendy’s Hamburgers, founded by Dave Thomas opened in Columbus, Ohio.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

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10/17/19 4:15pm

Maria Caccese makes her case against the revisions proposed to the town’s dog law at last Friday’s Town Board meeting.

Although a handful of residents turned up at last Friday’s Town Board meeting to cite their opposition to the revisions of the dog law, the Town Board Tuesday agreed they will put the proposal to a vote at their Nov. 1 meeting, inserting two words. (more…)

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09/25/19 10:18am


Overall, the 55 miles of town-owned roads on Shelter Island are in good shape.

That’s according to a study done this year by the town’s engineering department with assistance from the Cornell Local Roads Program (CLRP) to assess the state of the Island’s roads. (more…)

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09/13/19 2:16pm

SUSAN CAREY DEMPSEY PHOTO The remains of a fire-gutted boat Thursday morning.

Update: More information has been reported by the Shelter Island Fire Department on the boat fire Thursday.

Firefighter David Porello said crews were on the scene and the fire was extinguished 11 minutes after receiving the call at 10:06 a.m.

After the fire was under control, firefighters dragged it to shallow water to “ensure all flames were extinguished,” Mr. Porello said.

Below is the original story with additional photos.

A fire broke out about 10 a.m. Thursday on a boat docked at 50 Westmoreland Drive, according to the Shelter Island Police Department (SIPD). (more…)