Dudley said forward thinking is necessary to roll back the damage done to Shelter Island’s waterways and return its aquifers and coastal waters to healthy states. “The health of the Island’s aquifer and coastal waters should always be our first consideration,” she said. Dudley said she also is concerned about vacation rentals, which have long been a tradition on Shelter Island. With the tradition have come two major problems, she said: A “loss of year-round or residential housing” and “degradation of the character neighborhoods.” She said she supports site plan reviews of commercial and multifamily dwellings. Dudley also favors a long-term capital budget to stabilize management of the town’s assets and infrastructure.
Rosenblum, 71, of Shelter Island is running unopposed on the Democratic, Republican and Conservative party lines. She has been a town justice of Shelter Island since 2004 and also serves as a presiding justice of the East End Regional Intervention Court, which is a drug treatment court. She ran unopposed for town justice in the 2012, 2008 and 2004 elections. Rosenblum was appointed town justice by the town board in 2003. In addition to her judicial duties, she has been in private practice, specializing in matrimonial, wills and probate, and real estate since 1984 with offices in Riverhead and Southold. Rosenblum is also the attorney for the Shelter Island Fire District. Rosenblum served for 16 years as the town attorney for the Town of Shelter Island from 1986 to 2001. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American studies from George Washington University in 1966 and earned her law degree at Fordham University School of Law in 1975. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1984. Rosenblum is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.