Shelter Island

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Tickets to bring cars on the North Ferry to Shelter Island will increase up to $2 starting July 7, pending a signature from County Executive Steve Bellone.

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A fare increase of $1 to $2 on the North Ferry on Shelter Island appears to have the backing of local lawmakers. The ferry service is one of two routes across the Peconic Bay to mainland Long Island.

Shelter Island Retires 'Indians' High School Mascot

Sep 3, 2020
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The Shelter Island Board of Education on Long Island has voted to retire its high school’s mascot “the Indians.” The school has used the image of a Native American since 1970.

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State lawmakers on eastern Long Island have introduced a bill that would require every town in Suffolk County to have an early voting site ahead of Election Day — right now, Shelter Island voters need a boat to cast a ballot.

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Suffolk County will allow voters to begin casting ballots early. Some polls will be open on October 24 — 10 days before Election Day. But as of now, Shelter Island voters will need a boat to get a ballot box.