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08/19/15 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey explained the proposal the Town Board is considering for testing of water quality on Shelter Island.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Irene Fisher of the United States Geological Survey explained the proposal the Town Board is considering for testing of water quality on Shelter Island.

Supervisor Jim Dougherty is leaning in favor of allocating funds in the 2016 town budget to asses water quality in Island wells. (more…)

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07/07/15 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fireworks will once again illuminate the summer skies over Shelter Island.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Fireworks will once again illuminate the summer skies over Shelter Island.

Weather permitting — and the current forecast is promising — there will be fireworks Saturday night off Crescent Beach.

This year’s event, in the hands of a new group of organizers, will include a number of special activities to enhance the mid-summer Island tradition, now in its 58th year. (more…)

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07/03/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

The deer or us
To the Editor:
Michael Coles’ recent letter (“Time to turn pro,” June 25) was an excellent summary of our tick problem on the Island. Although a Bambi lover, I agree that the situation has not been solved chemically and now calls for an immediate culling of the herd by professional sharpshooters/hunters. (more…)

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02/24/15 12:04pm
JULIE LANE PHOTOS Jon DiVello discussed his recent takeover of the residential and commercial operations on Shelter Island that were previously handled by Dan Binder.

JULIE LANE PHOTOS
Jon DiVello discussed his recent takeover of the residential and commercial operations on Shelter Island that were previously handled by Dan Binder.

And then there was one. But maybe not for long.

With the battle between Jon DiVello’s Shelter Island Environmental and Dan Binder’s Shelter Island Sanitation settled in December 2014 by a buyout of Mr. Binder’s household and commercial refuse operation, customers are now served by one carter. But that may change.

Skip Norsic is silent about his plans, but the Southampton-based Emil Norsic & Son, has filed a permit application to be a garbage hauler on the Island, according to Public Works Commissioner Jay Card Jr. (more…)