Frequent readers of our websites may have noticed a recent change.
We have decided to alter our online commenting policy to allow posts only from readers using a Facebook login, a move that will decrease the number of anonymous comments made on our sites. (more…)
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Islander Michael McNemar was due in Suffolk County Courthouse on Wednesday.
Michael McNemar, 43, of Shelter Island was due in Suffolk County Criminal Court in Riverhead Wednesday for a hearing on a charge that he violated the conditions of his probation. (more…)
Shelter Island and New York City resident Kathleen Navarro has been appointed chief diversity officer at New York Life. (more…)
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.
Increased protection by the state for pets might be in the cards.
State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has co-sponsored legislation that would prohibit “the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances,” according to Mr. LaValle’s office. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.
A resident asked the Town Board Tuesday if it was up to speed with notification plans in the event of a nuclear accident at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut.
Vincent Novak noted that in March 2011 the board said it would be looking into developing a plan with the police department since the Island lies within an “emergency planning zone” (EPZ). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets out a 50 mile radius for an EPZ around nuclear plants, which “are designed to avoid or reduce [dangers] from potential ingestion of radioactive materials” by contaminated food and water, according to the USNRC. (more…)