08/22/19 8:00am

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Kailala, a great horned owl, was one of the stars of the Green Expo last year, presented by the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center.

Ask an Islander what’s the most significant issue and the answer is likely to be water quality.

Water has always been a critical concern, although at one time it was with quantity more than quality. But studies done by Suffolk County and the United States Geological Survey have revealed a more urgent need for locals to get their water tested and to take steps to reduce the nitrogen content in drinking water. (more…)

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08/14/19 8:00am

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Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board Chairman Gordon Gooding.

While the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board is charged with recommending land acquisitions to the Town Board for purchase with money from a 2% tax paid by property buyers, members agreed on Monday morning that they would like to have a say about water use. (more…)

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04/12/19 12:00pm

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This map of walkable trails and open space and preserved lands is available on the town’s website at ShelterIslandTown.us/OpenSpace.

With a hint of spring in the air, the Shelter Island Trail Club will embark on a schedule for clearing areas that have been preserved for hikers to enjoy the beauty of the woods. (more…)