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02/03/16 2:00pm
JULIE LANE |The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

JULIE LANE | The town-owned Medical Center has a leaky roof.

Henny Penny may have been hysterical in claiming the sky is falling. But it’s a reality that the roof on the Medical Center is badly leaking and can’t wait for outside funds to pay for repairs. (more…)

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02/03/16 10:10am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Marine contractor Jack Costello will await Town Board action, but isn’t optimistic it will reverse a WMAC decision denying his client’s application.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Marine contractor Jack Costello will await Town Board action, but isn’t optimistic it will reverse a WMAC decision denying his client’s application.

After prolonged discussions spanning several months, the Waterways Management Advisory Council voted 3-2 to turn down an application from Jeff Lightcap Monday night.

Marine contractor Jack Costello said Mr. Lightcap’s proposal would have cleaned up an area in Coecles Harbor that had previously been a commercial marina. His client had already agreed to several give-backs, including removal of a southern dock and boat lift in return for being allowed to install a free-standing splash board meant to protect his boats from wave action. (more…)

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01/27/16 5:50pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO | Marine contractor Jack Costello thought he’d finally get approval for a dock plan for his client, Jeffery Lightcap. But the WMAC said not so fast.

JULIE LANE PHOTO | Marine contractor Jack Costello thought he’d finally get approval for a dock plan for his client, Jeffery Lightcap. But the WMAC said not so fast.

Members of the Shelter Island Yacht Club will be asked to consider putting in a pumpout station or purchasing a pumpout boat to handle waste currently done at Piccozzi’s Dock. (more…)

01/27/16 2:00pm
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, launched in the 1960s as the key organization in the county to engage in what was then called the War on Poverty, remains alive and well.

It’s still a leader in Suffolk in not just dealing with poverty, a continuing, serious problem in the county, but with a myriad of other economic and social problems as well. (more…)

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01/27/16 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO |  The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

COURTESY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday.

At a brief Town Board work session Tuesday, two issues that have been discussed for more than a year were touched on again: the crisis of water pollution and the so-called “Hampton-ization” of Shelter Island. (more…)