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08/01/14 10:00am
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CYNDI MURRAY | Suffolk County Tick Committee members meeting in Riverhead on Thursday

Suffolk County’s newly formed tick advisory committee was thrown a curveball after its first meeting Wednesday when members learned they might only have a month and half to continue their work. (more…)

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07/30/14 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Dering Harbor Board of Village Trustees held it's organizational meeting on July 19.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Dering Harbor Board of Village Trustees held it’s organizational meeting on July 19.

Just three topics dominated the Village of Dering Harbor Board of Trustees meeting on Saturday, July 19, attended by over a dozen residents — a letter regarding the 2014 run-off election, on-going discussion of the Goldfarb/Paredes property line and the annual organization of village governance.

Mayor Timothy Hogue opened the meeting with the distribution of 18 resolutions, beginning with the confirmation of village officials and ending with the date of next year’s organizational meeting. (more…)

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07/30/14 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board went down a check list of recommendations from the Irrigation Committee at its work session Tuesday.

The Town Board reviewed the Irrigation Committee’s final report, a product of 11 months worth of work, at Tuesday’s work session.

Councilman Paul Shepherd, who had been the board’s liaison to the committee, and Councilman Peter Reich have been tasked with gathering information to make recommendations of alterations or additions to the town code. (more…)

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07/23/14 7:55am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | A July 17 visit to the PSEG Jamesport substation, attended by Island residents, town officials and PSEG personnel, might have changed some minds about siting an Island facility at the Old Highway Barn.

Back to the drawing board.

That’s the reaction of the Town Board after a coordinated and vocal campaign of outrage that a PSEG substation be built in a residential neighborhood at the Old Highway Barn site on Route 114. (more…)

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07/21/14 8:00am

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |Peggy and Walter Johnson in front of their house. Behind their property, beyond the trees, PSEG has proposed building an electrical substation.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO |Peggy and Walter Johnson in front of their house. Behind their property, beyond the trees, PSEG has proposed building an electrical substation.

Peggy and Walter Johnson first walked up the narrow lane 30 years ago and knew immediately that near the top of a steep rise, they’d found their home.

The little road off Route 114 rises quickly once past the south side of the Haven’s House, built in 1743 and now the home of the Shelter Island Historical Society. Like many places on Shelter Island, when you walk or drive up to the Johnson’s house, you feel as if you’ve entered a hidden world. (more…)