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Vincent Novak asking the Town Board Tuesday to discuss his proposal to sell his property to the town in public rather than private.
The Town Board changed the lead item on its Tuesday work session agenda concerning a land preservation proposal two hours before the one o’clock meeting. The board moved the discussion from a public airing of the matter to an executive, or private, session. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
The view from Vincent Novak’s backyard overlooking Fresh Pond.
The Town Board could reverse a decision recommended by the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Board (CPF) not to purchase property on Fresh Pond. (more…)
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At the request of the Community Preservation Fund Advisory Committee, the Town Board voted during a special regular session Tuesday following its work session to allow the committee to file for a bond of up to $15 million if the committee needs to borrow money for a particular acquisition of property when it lacked sufficient funds. (more…)
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At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.
The town has taken a major step in helping residents building homes to pay bills to install state-of-the-art, nitrogen-reducing septic systems, as well as homeowners upgrading systems who are doing reconstruction of 50 percent or more of their residences. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Shelter Island School Academic Administrator Jennifer Rylott, and Superintendent Leonard Skuggevik.
A pitch for the Island
We applaud the Shelter Island School District for making an effort — and following through — to encourage parents who send their children to school off-Island to seriously consider enrolling them in school here. (more…)