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05/27/15 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | PSEG officials Bob Parkinson, left and John O’Connell outlining an electrical substation plan for the Island at the Town Board work session Tuesday.

PSEG was selling. But Shelter Island wasn’t buying.

Several power company officials were back on the Island at Tuesday’s Town Board work session renewing, for the third time, a pitch to build an electrical substation off South Ferry Road on the site of the old highway department barn. The property is town-owned and the board would have to vote to sell or lease it to the power company for the project to proceed. (more…)

05/24/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The arrest on federal corruption charges of Long Islander Dean Skelos, majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his resignation from that post last week, casts a spotlight on a major law firm.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is a mover-and-shaker of governments on Long Island and one of its partners is an East Ender in charge of lobbying activities for the firm. (more…)

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05/20/15 4:30pm
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO | Dering Harbor Village Hall.

Village of Dering Harbor Mayor Tim Hogue announced at the Saturday, May 16 board meeting that four nominating petitions had been received for the two seats open on the 2015-16 Village Board of Trustees. (more…)

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05/20/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a Chamber of Commerce proposal for a permanent restroom In Volunteer Park.

COURTESY PHOTO | JULIE LANE PHOTO
The Town Board at Tuesday’s work session discussed a Chamber of Commerce proposal for a permanent restroom In Volunteer Park.

A project to build a permanent pubic restroom in Volunteer Park on Bridge Street was presented to the Town Board at its work session Tuesday. (more…)

05/19/15 2:00pm
KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

KATHERINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A mute swan mother with her cygnets.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation just can’t let go of its outrageous plan to go after the 2,200 mute swans in the state. Most of these beautiful and graceful birds, some 1,600, are here on Long Island. (more…)