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…)
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Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.
The question of regulating how big a house should be on Shelter Island was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | Supervisor Jim Dougherty presenting a proclamation to Gertrude Bourne at Friday’s Town Board meeting.
Gertrude Bourne was honored by her community Friday for nearly three decades of service to Island seniors. First appointed to the Senior Citizens Council in 1986, Ms. Bourne resigned last week. (more…)
National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration satellite images show a nor’easter that is tracking over the East End.
It’s the water, not the wind, that worries Highway Superintendent Jay Card Jr. (more…)