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07/20/15 8:00am
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Art Williams in his backyard, in front of a shed that was once the office of Shelter Island Town Clerk Captain Edwin Baldwin.

CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO
Art Williams in his backyard, in front of a shed that was once the office of Shelter Island Town Clerk Captain Edwin Baldwin.

Art Williams, who would become Shelter Island Town Supervisor in 2002, was not born in 1953 when his father bought the property on Baldwin Road that would become his home.

The family lived in Mount Vernon, New York at the time, but Art’s father purchased the place for his Manhattan-based parents, thinking they would like to retire here, and that the growing Williams family — three young boys and Art soon to join them — could visit. It came with a modest house, a couple of sheds and 500 chickens. (more…)