REPORTER FILE PHOTO Shelter Island Public Library Director Terry Lucas.
Threatened state and federal cutbacks in aid to libraries would hamper Shelter Island’s efforts to fund capital projects, including installation of a generator that could provide residents with shelter and activities during a power blackout.
Library Director Terry Lucas has tapped Youth Services Librarian Anthony Vutter to participate in Library Advocacy Day on February 28 to lobby legislators in Albany to reject Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget cuts. (more…)
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Newly proposed legislation would pave the way to allow East End towns to establish a fund that would assist first-time home buyers with up to half of the purchase price. (more…)
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO | Highway Department employees on St. Mary’s Road last summer. More state money is on the way for road improvements.
Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), Shelter Island will be receiving a $28,100 check to be used for road paving. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Matt Sherman of Sherman Engineering told the Town Board Friday that while original plans called for raising an existing dwelling at 6 Hager Road to install a basement underneath, it might be preferable to take the structure down and start from scratch.
The latest effort to improve East End transportation by decreasing traffic congestion took a small step forward Friday. (more…)
BARBARA ELLEN KOCH PHOTO | New legislation could help preserve the East End’s surface and ground waters.
Water quality on the East End became a focus in Albany this year, when legislators and the governor agreed to allow some money once dedicated solely for open space preservation to be used for anti-pollution programs.
A new law, sponsored by Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor) and Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), passed earlier this month, allowing each of the five East End towns permission to allocate up to 20 percent of Community Preservation Fund revenue to water quality protection. (more…)