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05/14/19 12:00pm

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The controversy over the short-term rental (STR) legislation takes many forms, with enforcing the law near the top of the debate.

The STR regulations have been on the books for more than two years, with a requirement that renters register with the town. (more…)

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05/06/19 2:00pm

SCOTT FEIERSTEIN PHOTO The Town Board at Friday’s public hearing in the school auditorium on proposed amendments to the short-term rental law. From left, Town Attorney Bob DeStefano Jr., Councilman Albert Dickson, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Deputy Supervisor Amber Brach-Williams, Supervisor Gary Gerth, Councilman Jim Colligan, Town Clerk Dorothy Ogar and Deputy Town Clerk Sharon Jacobs.

An issue that many long-time Islanders have said is the most divisive in memory returned, front and center, Friday evening at a Town Board public hearing held in the school auditorium. (more…)

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04/29/19 12:00pm

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO League of Women Voters of Shelter Island President Lois B. Morris with Supervisor Gary Gerth at the League-sponsored ‘State of the Town’ event at the Ram’s Head Inn on Sunday.

At Sunday’s 12th annual “State of the Town” luncheon, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Shelter Island at the Ram’s Head Inn, Supervisor Gary Gerth discussed successes his administration has achieved since last April, and outlined challenges facing the Island. (more…)

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04/20/19 3:00pm


Should Shelter Island ever sink into the Sound, imagines Codger, it would be under the unimaginable weight of thousands of short-term rental (STR) attic rooms, basement apartments, accessory buildings owned by impecunious widows, striving young families and rapacious stealth hoteliers hosting sweet new couples, adorable young families and fraternity louts in neighborhoods unaware of their presence and half-crazed by the endless growls of their cars and motorcycles. (more…)