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…)
The Town Board has backed away from temporarily banning the use of aquifer-fed irrigation systems.
At its work session last week, the board seemed poised to shut down the systems for a time in light of continuing statewide drought conditions. But at Tuesday’s work session, Supervisor Jim Dougherty noted that the dramatic step would not be necessary now. (more…)
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Attorney Chris Kent (left) and builder, Michael Burns, discuss changes at the August 17 meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals as Building Department Permit Coordinator Lori Beard Raymond looks on.
The Zoning Board of Appeals broke the logjam August 17, setting the stage for movement on two significant projects.
Both the Pandion application — a proposed housing development at the former St. Gabriel’s property — and the Vella application — the former Herrmann’s Castle site on Shore Road — are poised for action after several delays. (more…)
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Town Board members (from left) Mary Dudley, Paul Shepherd and Chris Lewis joined Planning Board members Emory Breiner and John Kerr Tuesday morning at this property at 71 Nostrand Parkway to discuss open issues affecting applications for a special permit and wetlands permit. Among the issues is resolving ownership since it appears the two structures on the site are listed in different names.
The Town Board anticipates implementing mandatory suspension of aquifer-fed lawn watering by early next week.
Despite some heavy rains in the past week, the Island continues to face drought conditions and a turnaround isn’t likely before the winter, according to long range forecasts, prompting the decision that came at Tuesday’s work session to put the matter to a vote next Tuesday. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO Interns mapping septic systems this summer are (left) James Read and Wyatt Brigham.
Last year’s single town intern, Kiera Nissen laid the groundwork for intern Nicole Oliveri while former intern Henry Read provided the initial efforts for Wyatt Brigham and James Read to continue mapping septic systems on the Island this summer under the direction of Town Engineer John Cronin. (more…)