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09/07/16 8:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr., right, speaks to residents at an informal meeting August 31.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr., right, speaks to residents at an informal meeting August 31.

A group of about 30 Fifth Street residents expressed concerns  at an informal meeting last week about PSEG’s proposal to extend an underground electric cable down their street and across the bay from Greenport to Shelter Island. (more…)

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08/29/16 10:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO  Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Fifth Street Beach in Greenport, where a proposed underground cable project is slated to begin to bring another source of electrical power to Shelter Island.

The Greenport Village Board had been prepared to give PSEG Long Island control over an environmental review of the power authority’s underground cable proposal between Fifth Street in Greenport and Shelter Island Heights.

But during the Village Board’s meeting Thursday night, members made a unanimous decision to become the lead agency after residents expressed concerns about the  cable project. (more…)

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08/23/16 10:00am
TIM GANNON PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin R-Shirley), left, at a press conference Monday in Riverhead.

TIM GANNON PHOTO Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley), left, at a press conference Monday in Riverhead.

A Federal Aviation Administration official recently told a group of East End leaders that a decision to approve a four-year extension of the current  North Shore helicopter route was done as a result of political pressure from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), according to Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley). (more…)

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07/26/16 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTOS State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), left, and Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor).

COURTESY PHOTOS State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), left, and Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor).

Recently released financial disclosure reports for 2015 show that both state Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I-Sag Harbor) have resigned from positions at Twomey, Latham Shea, Kelley, Dubin and Quartararo, the prominent Riverhead law firm where both previously worked. (more…)