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04/17/14 11:10am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

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Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher warned his colleagues that more attention needs to be paid to climate change if the Island is to have a sufficient amount of potable water in the future.

Shelter Island could soon be in the same boat as the Ancient Mariner: “Water, water everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

That’s if today’s studies of water adequacy don’t take climate changes into consideration, according to Water Advisory Committee member Ken Pysher

“There’s no question we’ve got plenty of water,” Mr. Pysher said. “The question is whether we’re going to be able to drink it.” (more…)

04/17/14 8:15am
Cynthia and Tom Rosicki, owners of Sparking Pointe, were presented with a plaque at the ceremony. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sparkling Pointe owners Tom and Cynthia Rosicki, left, were presented with a plaque at ELIH’s ceremony on Wednesday. (Credit: Carrie Miller photos)

Eastern Long Island Hospital hosted a reception Wednesday to present its $4.5 million operating room remodeling plan and to acknowledge benefactors that helped make the project possible.

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04/17/14 8:00am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

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North Ferry is seeking a rate hike this year, the first since 2011. In 2004, it sought a hike to help defray the costs of adding a second large boat to its fleet. The latest request is aimed at helping the company to get out of the red, since it has lost money the past two years.

40 YEARS AGO
Jernick tourism view enrages Huschle

When tSupervisor Thomas Jernick Jr. told the Reporter  Shelter Island having “no need for tourists,” he enraged David Huschle, chairman of the Eastern Long Island Travel Trade Executives. (more…)

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04/16/14 10:46am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board continued its discussion on licensing commercial waste haulers.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | The Town Board continued its discussion on licensing commercial waste haulers.

Everyone who is paid for a job hauling away waste material — even one person in a pickup truck who occasionally takes away trash — should be under the same regulations as large hauling companies.

That’s the opinion of Jon DiVello, owner of Shelter Island Environmental Services (SIES), who attended the Town Board work session Tuesday and joined its discussion on licensing commercial haulers. (more…)