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12/17/14 10:25am
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | New legislation is afoot to protect pets from unnecessary piercings and taggings.

Increased protection by the state for pets might be in the cards.

State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) has co-sponsored legislation that would prohibit “the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances,” according to Mr. LaValle’s office. (more…)

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12/17/14 8:25am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board was asked at its Tuesday work session about emergency plans in the event of an accident at the Millstone nuclear power plant. From left, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown. Councilwoman Chris Lewis was present but not shown in the photo.

A resident asked the Town Board Tuesday if it was up to speed with notification plans in the event of a nuclear accident at the Millstone Power Station in Waterford, Connecticut.

Vincent Novak noted that in March 2011 the board said it would be looking into developing a plan with the police department since the Island lies within an “emergency planning zone” (EPZ). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission sets out a 50 mile radius for an EPZ around nuclear plants, which “are designed to avoid or reduce [dangers] from potential ingestion of radioactive materials” by contaminated food and water, according to the USNRC. (more…)

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12/15/14 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO “It looks like an archaeological dig,” ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg said about this Ram Island Drive property. A stop work order was issued on a house expansion after the Building Department determined that an unexpected major excavation work had taken place.

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“It looks like an archaeological dig,” ZBA member Patricia Shillingburg said about this Ram Island Drive property. A stop work order was issued on a house expansion after the Building Department determined that an unexpected major excavation work had taken place.

The Shelter Island Zoning Board of Appeals has a message for applicants: Not only tell us what your project will look like when it’s completed, but also the process involved to achieve your goal. Fail to do that and you’re likely to get a stop work order and be further delayed until the project can be reviewed again. (more…)

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12/10/14 12:00pm

 

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO | The Town Board met in work session Tuesday. From left, Councilwoman Chris Lewis, Councilman Paul Shepherd, Supervisor Jim Dougherty, Councilman Peter Reich and Councilman Ed Brown.

The question of regulating how big a house should be on Shelter Island was on the agenda again at Tuesday’s Town Board work session. (more…)

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12/09/14 8:00am
KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS  PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

KYRIL BROMLEY, THE EAST HAMPTON PRESS PHOTO | Aircraft at the East Hampton Airport.

On Friday, December 5, the Town Board passed a resolution calling on  East Hampton to take control of its airport and “take all necessary measures to ensure that helicopters using the East Hampton Airport do not fly over the lands and waters”  of Shelter Island. (more…)