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The Shelter Island Lions Club presents its annual Snapper Derby on Saturday, Aug. 31.
LONG LIVE THE KING
The Shelter Island Library presents Richard Zoglin discussing his new book “Elvis in Vegas” during the next Friday Night Dialogue on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley, launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic stage behavior and eventually his fatal overdose. But in Elvis in Vegas, Richard Zoglin takes an alternate view, arguing that Vegas is where the King of Rock and Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.
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It has come to our attention that a story on changes in a proposed septic system upgrade for the Center that appeared on the front page of the July 18 Reporter, while factually correct, was read by some as a criticism of local and Suffolk County officials. (more…)
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC
After more than three years of planning and seeking grants to offset expenses, the project to install a nitrogen-reducing septic system at Legion Hall that would also serve one-third of the Shelter Island School building, has been abandoned.
Town officials said Suffolk County Department of Health Services requirements made the plan impossible.
An even larger project, that could serve several public buildings in the Center, is now under discussion. Town and school officials hope financial grant sources will smile on the revised plans and provide funding. (more…)
An update on the Town Engineer’s initiatives and an Island water quality and quantity update were some of the subjects discussed at the Water Advisory Committee’s meeting on June 17. (more…)
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Town Board members spent most of the Tuesday work session discussing a draft of a handbook to set procedures for how committees, boards, councils and groups are expected to conduct business. (more…)