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03/16/18 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

JULIE LANE PHOTO ‘Zombie poles’ remain around the Island since PSEG replaced several rotting poles, but Verizon and Cablevision have yet to hook wires to the new poles and dispense with the old. This picture shows one set of the double poles at the corner of North Ferry and Winthrop roads.

Preventing a tragedy
To the Editor:
The zombie poles (“Zombie poles to remain for months,” March 8) are not just an eyesore. They are a public safety hazard. (more…)

Featured Story
02/09/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Protecting our young athletes
To the Editor:
Even though I’m sure the new Sports East project [an indoor/outdoor sports complex proposed for Mattituck to serve the East End] is meant to excite parents, you should also alert them to how the indoor sports facilities now springing up across America may be exacerbating a growing epidemic among young athletes. (more…)

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01/30/18 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO

REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Getting our share
To the Editor:
Cable TV franchise fees are governed by Section 622 of the Federal Cable Act.

Under Section 622, municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5 percent of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system for the provision of cable services.

I suggest that a predicate for a new agreement be that Shelter Island demand the full 5 percent from Cablevision.
SCOTT A. ROBBINS
Shelter Island (more…)