After two days of reviewing budget requests from town department and committee chairs, and many more sessions to go, what started out as a 15.7% budget increase is now down to 15.2%. But that’s well above the 5% to 6% the Town Board thinks will fly with taxpayers. (more…)
JIM COLLIGAN PHOTO
Town Animal Control Officer Beau Payne told the November 8 meeting of the Deer & Tick Committee there are plans that would enable homeowners to burn sections of their property for tick control. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Councilman Jim Colligan.
There are strong disagreements among members of one of the most essential town committees to the point that an elected official says there’s a risk of “losing the committee,” as in the body closing down.
Arguments over a planned survey of town residents conducted by the Deer & Tick Committee is the flash point for the dissension.
“We’ve come to a crossroads here,” said Councilman Jim Colligan, who worries about the future of the committee. (more…)
The family of Patricia Moser Shillingburg invites the community to a memorial service in her honor at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Patricia Shillingburg
It was a sad week on Shelter Island with the loss two of its finest, most active residents.
In the wake of the passing of Ben Jones on Thursday January 14, word came that Patricia Shillingburg, author and historian, had died early that morning as well. (more…)