Approximately 1,000 Shelter Islanders found themselves without electrical power overnight after a vehicle struck an electrical pole earlier in the evening at West Neck Road where it turns south toward Silver Beach.
While the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m., it didn’t immediately knock out power. A crew from PSEG showed up on the Island overnight to assess the damage and had to shut power down for about an hour and a half shortly after 2 a.m.
While it was restored after the assessment, a PSEG crew has returned to the Island this morning to replace thecamaged pole.
How much do you know about the streets and roads of the Island?
The name of Dinah Rock Road, a street stretching north from Gardiner’s Bay Country Club into Hay Beach, has homes in both fact and legend.
The thoroughfare is named for Diana Williams, one of Shelter Island’s first freed slaves, according to the Shelter Island Historical Society (SIHS). (more…)
MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES PHOTO Dr. Nevena Zubcevik described her findings on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, and its effect on the brain, to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public last week.
A place not unlike this Island is engaged in a debate similar to one here about how to best treat Lyme disease and to eradicate tick-borne diseases.
The back-and-forth on the issue on Martha’s Vineyard has made for lively discussions for years, with a new method of treatment making news and triggering negative reactions to the proposal. (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Young residents from the St. Mary’s Road area had a front row seat at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. Their parents are worried about the increased volume and speed racing through the neighborhood.
Residents on St. Mary’s Road came before the Town Board to say they were living with a dangerous situation that could turn tragic because of cars and trucks speeding through their neighborhood (more…)
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO Dawn breaking over West Neck Bay.
Today will continue the stretch of hot, sunny days for Shelter Island, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
It should be sunny and clear, with a high temperature near 88 degrees, with calm winds of 5 to 8 mph this afternoon, according to the NWS.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of around 68, with continuing light winds from the southwest.