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08/26/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

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The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed methods to limit the size of houses.

At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, Councilwoman Chris Lewis noted that you can’t be in the post office for very long these days without “someone telling you how Shelter Island is changing before their eyes. We’re just trying to put a few brakes on.”

She was speaking of a subcommittee made up of herself, Town Attorney Laury Dowd and Councilmen Paul Shepherd and Peter Reich who have been tasked to come up with plans to reduce the sizes of new houses on the Island. (more…)

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06/24/15 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a new housing restrictions for  certain communities.

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The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a new housing restrictions for certain communities.

Protecting the availability of water and its quality by putting new zoning restrictions on certain areas of the Island was discussed at Tuesday’s Town Board work session.

A committee of Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Peter Reich and Town Attorney Laury Dowd presented a proposal for the new restrictions on a so-called “fragile zone ” overlaying the present Near Shore overlay zone. (more…)