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11/05/19 11:58pm

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A gracious Republican Supervisor Gary Gerth, right, arrived at the Ram’s Head Inn, where Island Democrats had gathered Tuesday night, to congratulate his successor, Gerry Siller.

The Shelter Island Democrats got out the brooms Tuesday night and swept the 2019 elections.

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10/12/19 8:05am

COURTESY IMAGE Cutting budget requests has been a tough chore for the Town Board.

Just a few short weeks ago, the Town Board began scrutinizing Supervisor Gary Gerth’s budget with the aim of sharply decreasing it. While that initial budget is referred to as the supervisor’s budget, Mr. Gerth told the Board that he had met with department heads and committee chairs to discuss their requests. (more…)

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09/11/19 2:00pm

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At Tuesday’s Town Board work session, discussions covered an upgrade for senior transportation, setting a schedule for meetings on the 2020 budget, safety signs for bicyclists, tweaking the code for building permits and even, depending on your sense of humor, a brilliant or awful pun. (more…)

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09/04/19 12:00pm

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One of the six affordable houses the town built on Bowditch Road in the mid-1990s

Supervisor Gary Gerth said he’s working with the Town Board on affordable housing.

In addition to the four-unit housing complex the Community Housing Board has proposed, Mr. Gerth and the board have met with Dan Calabro who is in discussions to sell land to a developer for as many as 30 affordable units at no cost to the town. Mr. Gerth said he’s referred that effort to the Community Housing Board. (more…)